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SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-11)
International Radio Call Sign:
USNS Jupiter (T-AKR-11) (1976 - 1986)
November - Echo - Mike - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal
Cape I Class Roll-on/Roll-off Ship:
Laid down, 27 January 1975 as SS Arizona a Maritime Administration type (C7-S-95a) hull, at Bath Iron Works Corp. Bath, ME.
Launched, 1 November 1976
Delivered to MARAD, 29 January 1979, for turnover to States Line
Handed over, 29 January 1979, to Lykes Bros, Shipping Line and renamed SS Lipscomb Lykes
Acquired by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Jupiter (T-AKR-11), 7 May 1980, under the management of Crowley Liner Services of Jacksonville, FL
Assigned to the Military Sealift Command Near Term Prepositioning Force (NTPF) in support of the equipment of the 7th Marine Amphibious Brigade
Charter completed, 6 December 1985
Returned to MARAD control, 26 April 1986
Renamed SS Cape Intrepid, 22 November 1993 and assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force, (RRF) as SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-11) one of the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) 31 Roll-on/Roll-off ships and one of the 63 ships of the Sealift Program Office, .
SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-11) is laid up as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet in a layberth at Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA. in ROS-5 status
Displacement 15,000 t.(lt) 33,900 t.(fl)
Full Operational Status 31
Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion two steam turbines, two propellers
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|USNS Jupiter (T-AKR-11)
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a gas giant planet with
a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter has been known to astronomers since antiquity. It is named after the Roman god Jupiter. Jupiter is the third brightest natural object in the
night sky after the Moon and Venus.
NASA - An image of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
||USNS Jupiter (T-AKR-11) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
||USNS Mercury (T-AKR-10) foreground, with her stern vehicle ramp partially extended, and USNS Jupiter (T-AKR-11) and an unidentified tanker in the background. They are part of the initial maritime prepositioning force shown on station, August 1980.
US Navy photo from "US Amphibious Boats and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
|SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-11) - MSC RRF
||SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-11) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|MSC web site
||SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-11) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
|US Maritime Administration
||SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-11) underway with assistance of tugs, date and location unknown.
|US Maritime Administration
||SS Cape Intrepid (AKR-10) moored with SS Cape Island (AKR-11) in their layberths at Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA., in August 2013
||Photos by Tom Langford
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