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M V Cape Henry (AKR-5067)

Cape H Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built, circa 1978-79. as the UK flagged MV Barber Priam, a (G2-Dsl - RO-RO) hull, by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service, 12 April 1979, to Ocean Transport and Trading Co., (Barber Steamship Lines Ship Management Co.)
  • Purchased from Barber Steamship Lines, 30 September 1986, by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Renamed MV Cape Henry
  • Assigned, 30 September 1986, to MSC Ready Reserve Force as MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067),
  • Operated under contract by Marine Transport Lines, Inc. of Weehawken, N.J.
  • MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067) is one of the Maritime Administrations 31 Roll-on/Roll-off Reserve Force Ships assigned to MSC
  • MV Cape Henry is assigned to the MSC Pacific Strategic Sealift Force and is berthed at San Francisco, CA. in ROS-5 status
    Displacement 15,000 t.(lt) 51,836 t.(fl)
    Length 749'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 36' (max)
    Speed 18.5 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 180,000 sq. ft., or 6,766 ISO containers
    Crane lift capacity, 39 t.
    Vehicle Ramp capacity 63.9 t.
    Fully Operational Status 28
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion one slow speed diesel engine, 17,288 hp, one propeller

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    Cape Henry 79k MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067) getting underway in the estuary at Oakland, CA., date unknown
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Cape Henry 117k MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 18 May 1993 Photo by Daniel Ferro
    Cape Henry
    210k Starboard quarter view of MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067) mmored at Moon Engineering Corp., Norfolk, VA., 2 October 1993.
    U.S. Navy photo by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)
    Robert Hurst
    Cape Henry 58k MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD RRF web site
    Cape Henry 53k MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067) getting underway in the estuary at Oakland, CA., date unknown
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD RRF web site
    Cape Henry 310k MV Cape Henry (AKR-5067) in her berth at San Francisco, 3 December 2000. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    There is no DANFS history for MV Cape Henry (T-AKR-5067) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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