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MV Noble Star (AK-9653)

Noble Star Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built in 1977 as Concordia Star at Tansberg, Norway
  • Purchased in 1988 by Sealift Inc. re-flagged US and renamed Noble Star
  • Chartered by the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) in 1977
  • MV Noble Star (AK-9653) 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 12,702 t.(lt)
    Length (unknown)
    Beam (unknown)
    Draft (unknown)
    Speed (unknown)
    Cargo Handling Equipment 5 cargo holds, 4-16 ton cranes, 1-5 ton crane, 6-10 ton cranes, 1-150 ton derrick
    Complement est. 19 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion 1 slow speed diesel engine, single shaft, 11,900 SHP

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    Noble Star 82k MV Noble Star (AK-9653) under way, date and location unknown. Sealift Inc web site
    Noble Star 46k MV Noble Star (AK-9653) at anchor, date and location unknown. .
    Noble Star 73k MV Noble Star (AK-9653) underway, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk

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