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MV Green Wave (AK-2050)

International Radio Call Sign:
Kilo - Romeo - Hotel - Lima
Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1980 as MV Woermann Mira by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG, Germany
  • Launched. date unknown
  • Delivered, 3 July 1980 to Sloman Neptun Shipping & Transport GmbH placed in service as MV Woermann Mira
  • Acquired by the Military Sealift Command in September 1984, modified for Naval Service at Jacksonville, FL, renamed MV Green Wave, reflagged U. S.
  • Time charter contract awarded to Central Gulf Line, 12 October 1984 to primarily resupply the US Base at McMurdo Antarctica
    Displacement 16,000 t.(lt)
    Length 507'
    Beam 69'
    Draft 26' 9" (max)
    Speed 16 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 9,521 long tons
    Full Operating Complement approx. 24 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion Diesel, 1 shaft

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    Green Wave 73k MV Green Wave (AK-2050) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
    Green Wave 975k MV Green Wave (AK-2050) arriving at McMurdo Station, Antarctic, in February 2012.
    US Navy photo # 120312-F-MQ656-200j
    Green Wave 251k U.S. Navy personnel off-load MV Green Wave (AK-2050) at McMurdo Station after the Modular Causeway System was assembled and ready to handle heavy loads, 22 February 2012, during Operation Deep Freeze. U.S. Navy photo # 120223-N-NT795-999 by BM2 Nelson Doromal. Robert Hurst
    Green Wave 283k MV Green Wave (AK-2050) tied up at the at McMurdo Station alongside the the Modular Causeway System, February 2012.  

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