|USNS Comet T-AKR-7
Mother of All Ro/Ro's
Roll On - Roll Off History
off loading a tank onto the flat deck of the US Army's Beach Discharger
Lighter USAV Col. John
date and place unknown.
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Comet A luminous astronomical body, commonly with a long nebulous tail, and following a fixed orbit around the sun.
Comet Class Roll-on
Roll-off Cargo Ship:
The former USNS Comet (T-AKR-7) is a vehicle landing ship originally built for the U.S.A. Navy. The lone ship of its class. The Comet is considered to be the first oceangoing “Roll On/Roll Off” vessel. The Comet operated as part of the common user fleet of the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), later Military Sealift Command (MSC). It was a notable participant in the U.S. response to the Lebanon Crisis in 1958.