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MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678)


Cape R Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built in 1977 as MV Seaspeed Arabia by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in commercial service, date unknown, by RO-RO Charterers Corp.
  • Renamed MV Saudi Riyadh, date unknown
  • Acquired, 9 August 1993, by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Renamed MV Cape Rise, 1 February 1994
  • Assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) Ready Reserve Force, 21 November 1994, as MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678)
  • Operated under contract by Keystone Shipping Co., Bala Cynwyd, PA.
  • When activated MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) 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 Rise is maintained in a layberth at Portsmouth, VA. in ROS-5
    Specifications:
    Displacement 12,872 t.(lt) 35,357 t.(fl)
    Length 648'
    Beam 105' 6"
    Draft 33' (max)
    Speed 17.6 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 132,209 sq. ft.
    Complement
    Full Operational Status 25
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    two medium speed MAN V Diesel engines
    two shaft generators and two auxiliary generators
    two propellers, 17,350shp

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    Cape Ray 281k Aerial view of Moon Engineering Co. pier near Norfolk, VA. with various vessels tied up. From left to right is the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), the Maritime Administration Reserve Force Ships MV Cape Race (AKR-9960), MV Cape Ray (AKR-9679) and MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678)
    US Navy photo # 950122-N-ZZ999-101 PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Jan. 22, 1995) by Robert J. Sitar.
    Lee Wahler
    Cape Ray 32k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) and MV Cape Ray. (AKR-9679) moored at Moon Engineering Co, at Norfolk, VA. 13 December 2013
    US Navy photo.
    Ron Reeves
    Cape Rise 63k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) departing Hampton Roads, VA, date unknown
    US Navy photo
    MSC Web Site
    Cape Race 67k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 19 January 1996 Photo by Daniel Ferro
    Cape Rise 39k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD
    Cape Rise 61k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) getting underway at Newport News, VA., date unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD
    Cape Rise 51k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD
    Cape Rise 73k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD
    Cape Rise 256k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) in her layberth at Portsmouth, VA. date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Cape Rise 202k
    Cape Rise 152k MV Cape Rise (AKR-9678) approaching the Rainbow Bridges at Port Arthur, TX., 7 November 2014 Photos by Chris Holley
    Cape Rise 268k

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