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MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711)

International Radio Call Sign:
Kilo - Alpha - Foxtrot - Delta
KAFD
Cape T Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down in 1977 as MV Rheinfels, location unknown, for Hansa Lines, Bermen, Germany
  • Launched, 19 July 1977
  • Delivered for commercial service, 7 December 1977
  • Sold to Anker Shipping GmbH, an affiliate of DDG Hansa, Bremen, 13 October 1980
  • Ownership passed to a Hamburg bank, December 1980
  • Ownership passed in 1981 to Ch. F. Ahrenkiel, Hamburg, renamed MV Norefjord
  • Ownership passed in July 1981 to Heyo Janssen, Leer, Germany, renamed MV Radbod, reflagged Panamanian
  • Put into custody at Rotterdam and auctioned off in September 1987 to a group of German banks, and resold to Argentinean interests
  • Resold in November 1987 to Vericaribe CA, and renamed MV Santos, Panama flagged
  • Chartered to Kent Line in May 1990, renamed MV Canadian Forest
  • Resold to Conro Shipping Ltd., Panama in September 1991, renamed MV Santos
  • Ownership passed in 1993 to South American Shipping Co.,, tonnage date rearranged and modified and vessel was retransferred to Conro Shipping Ltd., Panama
  • Acquired, 15 November 1994, by the US Department of Transportation (Maritime Administration) and renamed MV Cape Trinity, assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force
  • When activated MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) 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
  • Cape Trinity is laid up in a layberth at Houston, TX. in ROS-5 status
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,687 t.(lt) 24,555 t.(fl)
    Length 634' 3"
    Beam 88' 7"
    Draft 28' 3"
    Speed 15.7 kts.
    Complement 27 civilian mariners
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single propeller

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    Commercial Service
    Cape Trinity 80k MV Radbod moored at Bremerhaven, Germany in February 1983. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) - MARAD RRF
    Cape Trinity 65k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside with an unidentified Ready Reserve Force AKR, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo.
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 83k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside with her stern ramp down, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 94k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside with her stern ramp down, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 103k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside with her stern ramp down, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 88k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside, while vehicles and other equipment are loaded/unloaded, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 86k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside, while vehicles and other equipment are loaded/unloaded, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 68k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside while a crane loads her open deck with containers, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 101k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside with her open deck loaded with containers, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 58k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) moored pierside, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 100k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) underway, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Trinity 256k MV Cape Trinity (AKR-9711) off-loading battle-worn equipment from Polandís 12th Mechanized Division at the Baltic Sea port of Szczecin, Poland. This was Cape Trinityís ninth cargo operation supporting Polish troops in Iraq.
    MSC photo.
    Robert Hurst

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