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MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962)

Cape W Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down in 1982 as MV Hual Trader, by Stocznia im Komuny Partyskiej
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service, date unknown, to Grace Marine Co. S.A.
  • Acquired, 7 April 1993, by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Renamed MV Cape Wrath, 1 January 1994
  • Assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force, 3 March 1994, as MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962)
  • When activated MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962) 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 Wrath is laid in a layberth at Baltimore, MD. in ROS-5 status
    Displacement 22,145 t.(lt) 53,500 t.(fl)
    Length 697'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 38'
    Speed 14.7 kts.
    Complement 27 civilian mariners
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single propeller

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    Cape Wrath 110k MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962) drydocked, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo.
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Wrath 84k MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962) under way, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo.
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Wrath 84k
    Cape Wrath 77k
    Cape Wrath 67k
    Cape Wrath 97k
    Cape Wrath 178k MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962) in her layberth in Baltimore, MD., 14 July 2016. Photos by Tom LaLumiere
    Cape Wrath 184k
    Cape Wrath 184k On her first visit to Malta MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962) entered Palumbo Malta Shipyard at Cospicua for afloat repairs 9 April and departed 13 April 2019. Anthony Vella
    Cape Wrath 165k
    Cape Wrath 211k

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