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MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069)

International Radio Call Sign:
Kilo - Golf - Tango - Echo
KGTE
Cape E Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built in 1971 as the Swedish flagged MV Paralla, at Eriksberg, M/V A/V Sweden
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for mercantile service, in January 1971, to Rederi A/B Transatlantic
  • Purchased by the Automar IV Corp., 7 July 1986, reflagged US
  • Renamed MV Cape Edmont
  • Sold by the Automar IV Corp., 20 April 1987, to the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force as MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069)
  • When activated MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) 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 Edmont is laid up as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet in a layberth at Charleston, S.C. in ROS-5 status
    Specifications:
    Displacement 12,000 t.(lt) 32,543 t.(fl)
    Length 682'
    Beam 94'
    Draft 31' (max)
    Speed 15.7 kts.
    Complement
    Fully Operational Status 27
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion one slow speed diesel engine, single propeller
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    Cape Edmont 269k MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) moored outboard of MV Cape Isabel (AKR-5062) at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR. in 1987
    Photo the late Alex Wood.
    Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    Cape Edmont 82k MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Cape Edmont 88k MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) underway, date and location unknown./font> US Maritime Administration
    Cape Edmont 73k MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) underway, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Edmont 86k MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) underway, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Edmont 118k MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) underway, date and place unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Edmont 133k MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) getting underway with the assistance of tugs, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Vincent 43k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) steams past MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) at Corinto, Nicaragua. They were two of the four Ready Reserve ships actived to provide hurricane relief to Central America in October 1998. US Maritime Administration

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