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NORFOLK
 READY
RESERVE FORCE
Norfolk, Virginia
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READY RESERVE FORCE "RRF"

Specifications: Displacement 18,900 t.(lt) 55,660 t.(lt)
Length 876'  Beam 106'  Draft 40' (max)  Speed 16.2 kts.
Cargo Capacity 24 barges, 19 CAFS
Complement:  Full Operational Status 34
                            Reduced Operational Status 9
Armament: none
Propulsion:[2] steam turbines, [2] shafts


MSS Cape May AKR-5063
...NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA

Cape M Class Heavy Lift Barge Carrier:

Laid down: 31 October 1971, as SS Almeria Lykes, a Maritime Administration type (C8-S-82a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 242) at General Dynamics Shipyard, Quincy MA

Launched: 27 February 1972

Delivered for commercial service, 26 September 1972 to Lykes Bros Steamship Co.

Purchased from Lykes Bros Steamship Co., by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 25 July 1986

Renamed SS Cape May

Assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF) as SS Cape May (AKR-5063)

SS Cape May (AKR-5063) is one of the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) 3 Heavy Lift Barge Carriers and one of the 63 ships of the Sealift Program Office.