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MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666)


Cape V Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built as MV Marzario Italia, in 1984 at Italcantieri S.P. A., Italy
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to CMB Italy,
  • Renamed MV Taabo Italia, date unknown
  • Acquired, 13 May 1993, by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Renamed MV Cape Vincent, 1 February 1994 and assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force
  • When activated MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) 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 Vincent is laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX. in ROS-5 status
    Specifications:
    Displacement 10,581 t.(lt) 30,644 t.(fl)
    Length 631' 10"
    Beam 86' 11"
    Draft 28' 4" (max)
    Speed 14 kts.
    Cargo Capacity (unknown)
    Complement
    Fully Operational Status 25
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion one slow speed diesel engine, 9,184hp, one propeller

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    Cape Vincent 82k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) underway, date and location unknown. MSC web site
    Cape Vincent 53k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) at anchor in the harbor off Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, 2 March 2003.
    US Navy photo # 030302-N-0382M-504 by PH2 Michelle L. McCandless.
    Navy Newsstand
    Cape Vincent 122k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) underway, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Vincent 102k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) underway, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Vincent 89k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) underway, 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
    Cape Vincent 108k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) moored pierside, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Vincent 146k MV Cape Vincent (AKR-9666) moored pierside, stern ramp down, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration

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