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MV Cape Knox (AKR-5082)

Cape K Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built in 1978 as MV Nedlloyd Rouen, place unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Renamed MV Rouen, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, renamed MV Cape Knox, assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force
  • When activated MV Cape Knox (AKR-5082) is one of the Maritime Administrations 31 Roll-on/Roll-off Reserve Force Ships assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) Sealift Program Office
  • MV Cape Knox is berthed in a layberth at New Orleans in ROS-5 status
    Displacement 15,718 t.(lt) 44,466 t.(fl)
    Length 696'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 35' (max)
    Speed 16.6 kts.
    Cargo Capacity (unknown)
    Fully Operational Status 25
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion one slow speed diesel engine, one shaft

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    Merchant Service
    Cape Knox 68k MV Rouen in port Bremerhaven, Germany, December 1987. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    MV Cape Knox (AKR-5082) - MARAD RRF
    Cape Knox 111k MV Cape Knox (AKR-5082) underway, date and location unknown. MSC web site
    Pelican 240k MV Cape Knox (AKR-5082) moored at her lay berth at New Orleans, LA., 23 October 2006, as the Mine warfare ship USS Pelican (MHC-53) departs from Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans. Pelican conducted a three-day port call to New Orleans before returning to her homeport.
    U.S. Navy photo 061023-N-6857S-008 by Sam Shore
    Robert M. Cieri
    Cape Knox
    102k Ready Reserve Force (RRF) vehicle transports MV Cape Knox (T-AKR-5082) and MV Cape Kennedy (T-AKR-5083) moored on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, LA., 22 April 2011.
    Courtesy Thilo Parg. Wikimedia / Commons, License: CC BY-SA 3.0
    Robert Hurst

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