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MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052)

International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Mike - Hotel - Lima
Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, circa 1972-1973, as MV Lalandia at Eriksberg, Sweden
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for mercantile service, 21 February 1973. to A/S Det Ostasiatiske Kompagni
  • Acquired by Barber Steamship Co., date unknown
  • Purchased from Barber Steamship Co. by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 11 November 1985
  • Renamed MV Cape Douglas
  • Assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF) as MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052)
  • MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) is one of the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) 31 Roll-on/Roll-off ships and one of the 63 ships of the Sealift Program Office.
  • MV Cape Douglas is laid up as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet in a layberth at Charleston, S.C. in ROS-5 status
    Displacement 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
    Length 680'
    Beam 99'
    Draft 31' (max)
    Speed 16.2 kts.
    Full Operational Status 27
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Propulsion diesel, single shaft
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    mercantile Service
    Cape Douglas 118k MV Lalandia in a New Zealand port, date and location unknown.
    Photo from the Chris Howell Collection.
    Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) - MARAD RRF
    Cape Douglas 92k MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration

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