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MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113)


Cape T Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down in 1977 as MV Rabenfels, location unknown, for Hansa Lines, Bermen, Germany
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service, date unknown
  • Renamed MV Cygnus, date unknown
  • Renamed MV ASL Cygnus Thakwini, date unknown
  • Acquired, 19 August 1994, by the US Department of Transportation (Maritime Administration) and renamed MV Cape Taylor, assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force
  • When activated MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) is one of the Maritime Administrations 31 Roll-on/Roll-off Reserve Force Ships assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) Sealift Program Office
  • MV Cape Taylor is laid up in a layberth at Houston, TX. in ROS-5 status
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,687 t.(lt) 24,555 t.(fl)
    Length 634' 3"
    Beam 88' 7"
    Draft 28' 3"
    Speed 15.7 kts.
    Complement 27 civilian mariners
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Commercial Service
    Cape Taylor 680k MV Rabenfels underway, date and location unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Cape Taylor 207k MV Cygnus moored in a port in Norway, date and location unknown. Robert Guttman
    MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) - MARAD RRF
    Cape Taylor 64k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MSC web site
    Cape Taylor 85k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) passes MV Cape Texas (AKR-112) (foreground) on her way out of Corpus Christi. Both ships were activated from the Maritime Administrations Fleet at Houston, Texas, in January 2003 to carry cargo to the Middle East.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD
    Cape Taylor 113k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site
    Cape Taylor 32k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) moored while loading vehicles, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site
    Cape Taylor 29k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) underway after loading vehicles, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site
    Cape Taylor 29k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site
    Cape Taylor 32k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) moored pierside while loading vehicles, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site
    Cape Taylor 34k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site
    Cape Taylor 34k MV Cape Taylor (AKR-113) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site

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