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SS Del Monte (T-AK-5049)

Class D Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1968 as Delta Brazil a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-76a) hull under MARAD contract (MA hull 200) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
  • Delivered, 21 June 1968 to the Maritime Administration to be operated by Delta Lines
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in 1984, renamed Del Monte (T-AK-5049)
  • Del Monte could be activated for service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as needed
  • When activated Del Monte was one of the Military Sealift Commands MSC's twenty-five breakbulk cargo ships
  • Del Monte was withdrawn from MSC's Ready Reserve Force (RRF)
  • Current Disposition, VBSS (Vertical Boarding Search and Seizure) training platform at Virginia Beach, FA.
    Displacement 10,400 t.(lt) 23,900 t.(fl)
    Length est 493' 1"
    Beam est 73' 2"
    Draft est 30' 6" (max.)
    Speed est 18.5 kts.
    Cargo Capacity est 11,000 t. gross, (663,069 cu. ft.) dry cargo, 25,002 cu. ft. refrigerated cargo, 12,000 bbls liquid
    Complement est 25 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion steam turbine single propeller
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    Del Monte 44k Del Monte (T-AK-5049) moored pierside in Saudi Arabia in preparation for taking on equipment and ordnance for redeployment to the United States in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm, 17 June1991.
    US DOD photo # DNST9202308 by LT. Gary W. Butterworth, from the Defense Visual Information Center
    Peter Westdijk

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