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MV Buffalo Soldier (AK-9301)

Buffalo Soldier Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built (date unknown) by Chanters Navigation de la Ciotat, of France
  • Leased from RR & VO LLC, Rockville, MD, on a 17 month contact to the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Placed in service as MV Buffalo Soldier (AK-9301)
  • MV Buffalo Soldier was one of the Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and was part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • MV Buffalo Soldier was assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Two and operated out of Diego Garcia
  • Returned to her owners after completion of her MSC charter in late 2001
    Displacement 26,438 t.(lt), 40,357 t.(fl)
    Length 670'
    Beam 87'
    Draft 34' (max)
    Speed 16 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 143,000 sq ft., 1,063 20-ft containers.
    Armament none
    Complement 19 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion 2 SEMT-Pielstick 18 PC2.5 V diesels; 23,400 hp; 1 shaft; bow thruster

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