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MV Cape Kennedy (AKR-5083)


Cape K Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built in 1979 as MV Nedlloyd Rosario, place unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Renamed MV Rosario, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, renamed MV Cape Kennedy, assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force
  • When activated MV Cape Kennedy (AKR-5083) 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 Kennedy is berthed in a layberth at New Orleans in ROS-5 status
    Specifications:
    Displacement 15,718 t.(lt) 44,466 t.(fl)
    Length 696'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 35' (max)
    Speed 16.6 kts.
    Cargo Capacity (unknown)
    Complement
    Fully Operational Status 25
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion one slow speed diesel engine, one shaft

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    Commercial Service
    Cape Kennedy 66k MV Nedlloyd Rosario (Dutch flag) underway at Hamburg, Germany, January 1981. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    MV Cape Kennedy (AKR-5083) - MARAD RRF
    Cape Kennedy 85k MV Cape Kennedy (AKR-5083) underway, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Kennedy 71k MV Cape Kennedy (AKR-5083) moored pierside in her layberth at New Orleans, date unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration

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