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MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052)
International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Mike - Hotel - Lima
Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship:
Laid down, circa 1972-1973, as MV Lalandia at Eriksberg, Sweden
Launched, date unknown
Delivered for mercantile service, 21 February 1973. to A/S Det Ostasiatiske Kompagni
Acquired by Barber Steamship Co., date unknown
Purchased from Barber Steamship Co. by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 11 November 1985
Renamed MV Cape Douglas
Assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF) as MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052)
MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) 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 Douglas is laid up as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet in a layberth at Charleston, S.C. in ROS-5 status
Displacement 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
Draft 31' (max)
Speed 16.2 kts.
Full Operational Status 27
Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion diesel, single shaft
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||MV Lalandia in a New Zealand port, date and location unknown.
Photo from the Chris Howell Collection.
|Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
|MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) - MARAD RRF
||MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) at anchor, date and location unknown.
|US Maritime Administration
There is no DANFS history for MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) at NavSource
Last Updated 21 June 2013
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