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LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089) (I)

LTC Calvin P. Titus Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Laid down, 14 June 1974, as SS Adrian Maersk by Blohm+Voss, Hamburg, Germany
  • Launched, 25 January 1975
  • Completed and delivered, 22 August 1975 to Maersk Line
  • SS Adrian Maersk was send to Japan in 1984, to be lengthened and have her steam engines replaced with diesels. She was cut in half on arrival at the yard and the stern section of a previously modified ship complete with new engines was attached and her discarded stern section was modified for the next arrival. It was during this process that the garage and ramp was added giving a ro/ro capability. MV Adrian Maersk left the yard with the forepart of SS Albert Maersk.
  • In 1995 MVAdrian Maersk was taken on charter by the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC), renamed LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089)
  • When the charter expired in 1999, she was renamed MV Maersk Arizona
  • Renamed MV Jolly Arancione in 2006
  • Renamed MV One in 2014 for her trip to GN Ship Breakers in Alang, India
  • Final Disposition, dismantling began 8 November 2014

    LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089) (II)

    LTC Calvin P. Titus Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built in 1985 as MV Sea Witch at Odense Steel Shipyard, Odense, Denmark
  • Launched, 11 July 1985
  • Completed and delivered in September 1985 to United States Lines
  • Renamed MV American Michigan in 1987
  • Taken by the US Navy and converted for Naval service in 1995 at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Assigned in 1999 to Military Sealift Command (MSC) on a time-charter contract
  • LTC Calvin P. Titus was operated by Osprey-Acomarit Ship Management for MSC
  • LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089) was one of the Military Sealift Command's Container Ships and was part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • LTC Calvin P.Titus (AK-5089) was assigned to MPSRon2 and operated out of Saipan and carrying U.S. Army support equipment and supplies
  • Charter completed, lease expired in 2004
  • Renamed MV Calvin in 2010
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 October 2010 at Alang, India
    LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089) (II) Specifications:
    Displacement 48,012 t.(fl)
    Length 652'
    Beam 105'
    Draft 33' (max)
    Speed 19 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 1,914 TEU + 11,000 sq. ft. vehicle space
    Complement 25 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion 23,030 SHP Sulzer, Model 7RTA76; 1 shaft

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    LTC Calvin P. Tutus 52k LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089) (I) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Global Security
    LTC Calvin P. Tutus 18k LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089) (II) at anchor, date and location unknown.
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    LTC Calvin P. Tutus 273k LTC Calvin P. Titus (AK-5089) (II) departing Singapore in late December 2004. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus

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