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BALTIMORE
 READY
RESERVE FORCE
Baltimore, Maryland
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     Baltimore is one of our very historical cities so this page will point out some of that history. The Patapsco River flows into the area from the west and into the Chesapeake Bay.  Following the shore line, The "Cromwell Street RRF" is incounterd. Then "FORT McHENRY"; The Birth Place of our FLAG SONG. Continuing, the shore line turns north into the NW Branch of the river to the "Fort Street RRF". 
     The Inner Harbor is where the "USS CONSTELLATION" is moored.  Just north, across the street, in 1852 there was WHIG meeting. This web page author's 4th Generation Grand Father, Conrad Sheckler a Justice of the Peace , was at that meeting and met "General Winfield Scott". Read Conrad's "DIARY".
    The Coast Guard Cutter 'TANEY" is memorialized a couple piers east of the Constellation. A reunion was attended on board by veteran Pete Fayette, a close friend of this webmaster.
      The 3rd Ready Reserve Fleet is located at a Clinton St. Pier.

READY RESERVE FORCE "RRF"




Cromwell Street
Ready Reserve Force

Specifications for Cape W Class Roll-on/Roll-off ships:
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




MV Cape Washington (AKR-9961)
NAVSOURCE  

Cape W Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:

Laid down: in 1982 as MV Hual Transporter,
                      by Stocznia im Komuny Paryskiej
Launched:
date unknown
Delivered for commercial service, to Grace Marine Co. S.A.
Acquired, 7 April 1993, by the US Department of Transportation,
                      Maritime Administration
Renamed: MV Cape Washington, 1 January 1994

Assigned to the Maritime Administration's RRF-5
                  April 1994 as MV Cape Washington (AKR-9961)


MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962)
NAVSOURCE     WIKIPEDIA

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, 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
RRF-3
                 March 1994, as MV Cape Wrath (AKR-9962)


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Fort Street  - Pier 8
Ready Reserve Force

Algol Class Specifications:  Displacement 29,692 t.(lt) 61,987 t.(fl)
Length 947'  Beam 106'  Draft 37'  Speed 33 kts.
Complement: 43 civilian mariners Armament none
Propulsion:
[2] Foster-Wheeler boilers, 875 psi (61.6kg/cm2), 950°F (510°C)
[2] General Electric MST-19 steam turbines twin propellers, 120,000shp



USNS Antares T-AKR-294
NAVSOURCE     WIKIPEDIA

Algol Class (Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle) Cargo Ship:
Laid down: as SS Sea-Land Galloway at A.G. Weser, Bremen, Germany, Launched, 1 May 1972; Delivered to Sea-Land in 1 September 1972
Acquired by the US Navy, Assigned to MSC as

 USNS Antares (T-AK-294) Redesignated Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship (T-AKR-294), 1 November 1983


USNS Denebola T-AKR-289
NAVSOURCE     WIKIPEDIA

Algol Class: Fast Sealift Ship (Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship):
Laid down as SS Sea-Land Resource at Rotterdamsche D.D.Mij N.V.,
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Launched, 1 November 1973
Delivered to Sea-Land Steamship Co., 1 December 1973
Acquired by the US Navy in 1981 Assigned to the (MSC)
Placed in service as Cargo Ship USNS Denebola (T-AK-289),
Redesignated Roll/Rollf Vehicle Cargo Ship (T-AKR-289) September 1982


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Clinton Street
Ready Reserve Force

Bob Hope Class Specifications: Displacement 35,500 t.(lt) 62096 t.(fl)
Length 950'  Beam 106'   Draft 34' (max)  Speed 24 kts.
Cargo Capacity 300,00 sq. ft. plus 49,991 sq. ft. deck cargo

Complement: 26 reduced / up to 45 full, civilian mariners
                           50 US Navy personnel

Armament: none
Propulsion: [4] Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V diesels; 65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW) [2] shafts, cp props.

NAVSOURCE  SS Wright AVB-3  WIKIPEDIA

Wright Class Aviation Logistics Support (Ro/Ro) Container Ship:

Laid down: as SS Mormacsun a Maritime Commission type (C5-S-78) Ro-ro vessel for Moore-McCormack Lines, 1 June 1968, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc., Pascagoula, MS.
Launched: 1 July 1969 Delivered to  (MARAD), 1 February 1970
Renamed SS Young America; Renamed SS Wright (AVB-3), 14 May 1986, and assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force (RRF), MSC PM-5 Sealift Program Office, Logistics Prepositioning Force

Specifications: Displacement 8,106 t(lt) 23,800 t(fl)
Length 602'  Beam 90'  Draft 30'  Speed 18.7 kts.
Propulsion geared steam turbine, single propeller


USNS Fisher T-AKR-301
NAVSOURCE
WIKIPEDIA

Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Ro/Ro ship:
Laid down: 15 April 1996, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA. Launched, 21 October 1997
Delivered to the US Navy, 4 August 1998 Assigned to (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) 






USNS Mandonca T-AKR-303
NAVSOURCE WIKIPEDIA

Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Ro/Ro ship:
Laid down: 13 November 1997, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA. Launched, 25 May 1999
Delivered to the US Navy, 30 January 2001
Assigned to (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303)



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Also at the Clinton Street Pier is the WWII Liberty Ship"SS JOHN W. BROWN"         WIKIPEDIA
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!