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MV American Falcon (AKR-9672)

Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as MV Zenit Clipper at the Kockuma AB Shipyard, Sweden
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service, 4 December 1981, to Johnason Group
  • Renamed MV Finnclipper, date unknown
  • Sold to Wilmington Trust Co., Wilmington, DL., in May 1986
  • Leased to American Transportation Line, 29 December 1987
  • Acquired by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), date unknown
  • Assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF)
  • When activated MV American Falcon (AKR-9672) 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  • Withdrawn for the MARAD Ready Reserve Force, date unknown, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet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 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
    Length 681'
    Beam 97'
    Draft 37' (max)
    Speed 16.2 kts.
    Full Operational Status 27
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Propulsion diesel, single shaft
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    American Falcon 81k MV American Falcon (AKR-9672) under way in the Amsterdam ship canal, date unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk, the Netherlands

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