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MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044)


Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 20 February 1981, as MV Finneagle at Kockums Varv Shipyard A,B., Malmo, Sweden, for Finnlines
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to O.T. Rederierna, 18 February 1981
  • Sold to Zenit Dry Cargo Corp., renamed, MV Zenit Eagle, 28 June 1983
  • Resold to AutoMar II Corp., Wilmington, DE., 17 June 1983, renamed MV American Eagle, Connecticut National Bank, owner trustee
  • Time chartered from the Connecticut National Bank, 22 August 1983, by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Renamed MV Cape Orlando, 12 July 1993
  • Assigned to MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, Ready Reserve Force, (RRF), 12 September 1994, as MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044)
  • MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) is 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.
  • MV Cape Orlando is laid up in a layberth at the former NAS Alameda, CA., and can be activated in 5 days (ROS-5)
    Specifications:
    Displacement13,166 t.(lt) 32,799 t.(fl)
    Length 635'
    Beam 92'
    Draft 30' (max)
    Speed 19.7 kts.
    Complement
    Full Operational Status 25
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Propulsion Diesel 2 propellers
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    Merchant Service Finnlines Ltd. O.Y.
    Cape Orlando 59k MV Finneagle in port, date and location unknown.  
    Cape Orlando 89k MV American Eagle drydocked at Bremen, Germany, in May 1985. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Cape Orlando 41k MV American Eagle under way date and location unknown.  
    Cape Orlando 85k MV American Eagle under way date and location unknown.  
    Cape Orlando 268k MV American Eagle in a New Zealand port in 1984, location unknown. Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) - MARAD RRF
    Cape Orlando 52k MV Cape Orlando under way, date and location unknown. MSC web site
    Cape Orlando 65k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Orlando 76k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) under way, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Orlando 77k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) under way, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Orlando 56k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) moored pierside in her layberth in the San Francisco Bay area, date unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
     
    Cape Orlando 43k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
     
    Adm W M Callaghan 2350k Obstructed view of MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2004) inboard of GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan (AKR-1001) and across the pier from an unknown Ready Reserve Force ship in their lay berths across from the Ex-USS Hornet CVS-12) at Alameda Point, (ex-NAS Alameda) CA., 27 December 2008. Photo by Chris Rasmussen
    Cape Orlando 178k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) in San Francisco Bay as she departs former NAS Alameda, circa January 2011. Mike McCullough
    Cape Orlando 188k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) and GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan (AKR-1001) underway in San Francisco Bay as they depart the former NAS Alameda, circa January 2011. Mike McCullough
    Cape Orlando 357k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) in San Francisco Bay returning to he layberth at the former NAS Alameda, date unknown.
    MSC photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Cape Orlando 38k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) conducting anchor tests, 12 August 2012, south of Pt. Blunt, Angel Island, San Francisco Bay. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Cape Orlando 306k MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) in drydock #2 at ex-Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 29 September 2015 Photo by Darryl Baker

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