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MV Buffalo Soldier (AK-9301)
Buffalo Soldier Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
Built (date unknown) by Chanters Navigation de la Ciotat, of France
Leased from RR & VO LLC, Rockville, MD, on a 17 month contact to the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC)
Placed in service as MV Buffalo Soldier (AK-9301)
MV Buffalo Soldier was one of the Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and was part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
MV Buffalo Soldier was assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Two and operated out of Diego Garcia
Returned to her owners after completion of her MSC charter in late 2001
Displacement 26,438 t.(lt), 40,357 t.(fl)
Draft 34' (max)
Speed 16 kts.
Cargo Capacity 143,000 sq ft., 1,063 20-ft containers.
Complement 19 Civilian Mariners
Propulsion 2 SEMT-Pielstick 18 PC2.5 V diesels; 23,400 hp; 1 shaft; bow thruster
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There is no DANFS history for MV Buffalo Soldier (AK-9301) at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 24 September 2004
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