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MV Strong Texan (AKR-9670)

Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1976 as MV Door Express Texas by Arnhemsche Scipswerf Maats, Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service, 10 December 1976, to Cia Maritima Sequoia, Lloyd S.A.
  • Delivered to Connecticut National Bank, 24 February 1984, by Cia Maritima Sequoia, Lloyd S.A.
  • Renamed MV Happy Runner, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 1 February 1990, renamed MV Strong Texan
  • Assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF)
  • When activated MV Strong Texan (AKR-9670) was one of the Maritime Administrations Roll-on/Roll-off Reserve Force Ships assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) Sealift Program Office
  • Withdrawn for the MARAD Ready Reserve Force, date unknown, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet

    Displacement 5,454 t.(fl)
    Length 268'
    Beam 51'
    Draft 18'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Full Operational Status 27
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Propulsion 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,500 bhp

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