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MV Strong Texan (AKR-9670)
Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship:
Built in 1976 as MV Door Express Texas by Arnhemsche Scipswerf Maats, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered for commercial service, 10 December 1976, to Cia Maritima Sequoia, Lloyd S.A.
Delivered to Connecticut National Bank, 24 February 1984, by Cia Maritima Sequoia, Lloyd S.A.
Renamed MV Happy Runner, date unknown
Acquired by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 1 February 1990, renamed MV Strong Texan
Assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF)
When activated MV Strong Texan (AKR-9670) was one of the Maritime Administrations Roll-on/Roll-off Reserve Force Ships assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) Sealift Program Office
Withdrawn for the MARAD Ready Reserve Force, date unknown, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Displacement 5,454 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Full Operational Status 27
Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,500 bhp
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Last Updated 20 October 2006
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