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MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068)


Cape H Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built in 1979 as SS Barber Tonsberg, a G2-Dsl - RO-RO ship, by Kaldnes Me., Verk., for Wilh. Wilhelmsen Line
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service, 30 June 1979, to Wilh. Wilhelmsen Line (Barber Steamship Lines Ship Management Co.)
  • Sold by Barber Steamship Lines, in December 1986 to the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Renamed MV Cape Horn
  • Assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force as MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068)
  • When activated MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) is assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) as one of the Maritime Administrations 31 Roll-on/Roll-off Reserve Force Ships assigned to MSC
  • MV Cape Horn is assigned to the MSC Pacific Strategic Sealift Force and is berthed at Pier 50, San Francisco, CA. in ROS-5 status
    Specifications:
    Displacement 15,000 t.(lt) 51,836 t.(fl)
    Length 749'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 36' (max)
    Speed 18.5 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 180,000 sq. ft., or 6,766 ISO containers
    Crane lift capacity, 39 t.
    Vehicle Ramp capacity 63.9 t.
    Complement
    Fully Operational Status 27
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion one slow speed diesel engine, 17,288 hp, one propeller
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    Cape Horn 59k MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) underway, date and location unknown.
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    MSC web site
    Cape Horn 60k MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) underway, date and location unknown. Maritime Administration
    Cape Horn 98k MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) underway, date and location unknown. Maritime Administration
    Cape Horn 66k MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) underway, date and location unknown. Maritime Administration
    Cape Horn 115k MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) underway, date and location unknown. Maritime Administration
    Cape Hudson 54k MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) and MV Cape Hudson (AKR-5066) moored in their lay berths at Pier 50, San Francisco, CA., date unknown. Photo by Mike McCullough
    Cape Horn 208k MV Cape Horn (AKR-5068) passing east of Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay, 25 July 2014. Cape Horn had swung ship in south San Francisco Bay, transited the Delta-Echo span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and was outbound to sea. Photo by Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.

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