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MV Virginian (AKR-9205)
MV Strong Virginian (AK-9205) (1992 - 2003)

International Radio Call Sign:
Kilo - Sierra - Papa - Hotel
Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as MV Saint Magnus-85, combination container, heavy lift, and roll-on/roll-off ship, at Bremer Vulkan, Bremen, Germany in 1984
  • Launched and delivered, date unknown
  • Renamed MV Jolly Indaco, date unknown
  • Renamed MV Strong Virginian, date unknown
  • Chartered from Van Ommeren Shipping USA, Inc. by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) in 1992 and placed in service as MV Strong Virginian (AK-9205)
  • Strong Virginian was assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two at Diego Garcia until 2001
  • Released from Charter in 2002
  • Sold to Sealift Inc. in 2003, renamed MV Virginian redesignated (AKR-9205) for operation under charter for the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Current Disposition, active in service
    Displacement 9, 849 t.(lt) 34,602 t.(fl)
    Length 480' 4"
    Beam 105'
    Draft 29' (max.)
    Speed 16 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 21,541 DWT
    Complement 21 Civilian Mariners
    two MaK 8,160bhp, Diesel engines
    two propellers
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    MV Strong Virginian (AK-9205)
    Strong Virginian 110k MV Strong Virginian (AKR-9205) underway, date and location unknown. Sealift Inc. web site
    Virginian 90k MV Strong Virginian (AK-9205) loading US Army LCU-2000s onto her weather deck in early September 1998, at the British Marchwood Military Base in Hythe near South Hampton, United Kingdom.
    US Navy MSC photo
    Virginian 340k MV Strong Virginian (AK-9205) loaded with four U.S. Army watercraft LCU 2000's, after completion of loading at British Marchwood Military Base in September 2003. LCU 2000's can be used to off-load preposition cargo from ships at anchor.
    US Navy MSC photo
    MV Virginian (AK-9205)
    Virginian 246k MV Virginian (AKR-9205) ball cap. Tommy Trampp
    Virginian 66k MV Virginian (AKR-9205) at anchor, with MV Troubadour alongside while loading/unloading containers in 2005 in a European port.
    US Navy photo, MSC Europe.
    Virginian 319k MV Virginian (AKR-9205) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

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