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CHARLESTON
 READY
RESERVE FORCE
Charleston, South Carolina 
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READY RESERVE FORCE "RRF"

MV Cape Diamond (AKR-5055) - Pier U
  MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) - Pier U
  MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) - Pier T
 
.MV Cape Ducato (AKR-5051) - Pier T
..MV Cape Decision (AKR-5054) - Pier S
MV Cape Domingo (AKR-5053) - Pier S

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 Are all Military Sealift Command's (MSC)
 
ROLL ON / ROLL OFF SHIPS
 of the
Sealift Program Office.

Cape Edmont is the longest by one foot.
Cape Douglas is the widest by 2 feet.



MV Cape Diamond AKR 5055

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NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA

Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo ship:
Laid down: in 1972, as MV Tricolor, Gironde, France,
                                  for Wilhelmsen Line (Norwegian Flag)
Delivered for mercantile service, 7 September 1972

Acquired by Barber Steamship Co., date unknown
Purchased from Barber Steamship Co. by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 16 October 1985

Renamed: MV Cape Diamond
Assigned to MARAD RRF MV Cape Diamond (AKR-5055) Specifications: Displacement 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
Length 681'   Beam 97'   Draft 37' (max)   Speed 16.2 kts
Complement  Full Operational Status 27 Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion diesel, single shaft.



MV Cape Douglas AKR 5052

NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA
Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo ship:
Laid down: circa 1972-73, as MV Lalandia at Eriksberg, Sweden
Delivered mercantile service, 21 Feb.1973 to A/S Det Ostasiatiske Kompagni
Acquired by Barber Steamship Co., date unknown
Purchased from Barber Steamship Co. by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 11 November 1985
Renamed: MV Cape Douglas
Assigned to MARAD RRF MV Cape Douglas (AKR-5052) Specifications: Displacement 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
Length 680'   Beam 99'   Draft 31' (max)   Speed 16.2 kts
Complement  Full Operational Status 27 Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion diesel, single shaft.

MV Cape Edmont AKR 5069

NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA

Cape E Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
Laid down: 1971, Swedish flagged MV Paralla at Eriksberg, Sweden
Delivered mercantile service, Jan.1971 to Rederi A/B Transatlantic
Purchased by Automar IV Corp. 7 July 1986, reflagged US
Renamed: MV Cape Edmont
Sold 20 April 1987 to the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration.
Assigned to MARAD RRF MV Cape Edmont (AKR-5069) Specifications: Displacement 12,000 t.(lt) 32,543 t.(lt)
Length 682'   Beam 94'   Draft 31' (max)   Speed 15.7 kts
Complement  Full Operational Status 27 Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion [1] slow speed diesel engine, single shaft..


MV Cape Ducato AKR 5051
  
IMO: 7208297
NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA

Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo ship:
Laid down: 1972, as MV Barranduna at Eriksberg, Sweden
Delivered for commercial service, date unknown
Acquired by MARAD. Renamed MV Cape Ducato AKR-5051
Assigned MARAD Ready Reserve Force (RRF).

Specifications: Displacement 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
Length 681'   Beam 97'   Draft 37' (max)   Speed 16.2 kts
Complement  Full Operational Status 27 Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion [1] slow speed diesel engine, single shaft..


MV Cape Decision AKR 5054
IMO: 7310911
NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA

Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo ship:
Laid down: in 1972 as MV Timbarra at Eriksberg, Sweden
                                                     for Wilhelmsen Lines, Finland

Delivered mercantile service, 30 Aug.1973, Acquired by Barber Steamship Co.
Purchased from Barber Steamship Co. by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 10 October 1985
Renamed: MV Cape Decision
Assigned to MARAD RRF MV Cape Decision (AKR-5054) Specifications: Displacement 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
Length 681'   Beam 97'   Draft 37' (max)   Speed 16.2 kts
Complement  Full Operational Status 27 Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion diesel, single shaft.


MV Cape Domingo AKR 5053

NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA

Cape D Class Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo ship:
Laid down: in 1971-72 as MV Tarago at Gironde, France
                                                     for Wilhelmsen Lines, Finland

Delivered mercantile service, 20 Feb..1973, Acquired by Barber Steamship Co.
Purchased from Barber Steamship Co. by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 28 October 1985
Renamed: MV Cape Deomingo
Assigned to MARAD RRF as MV Cape Decision (AKR-5053)

Specifications: Displacement 13,220 t.(lt) 34,617 t.(lt)
Length 681'   Beam 97'   Draft 37' (max)   Speed 16.2 kts
Complement  Full Operational Status 27 Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion diesel, single shaft.