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PHILADELPHIA
 READY
RESERVE FORCE
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

READY RESERVE FORCE "RRF"

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AKR-300  Class
"BOB HOPE" in Dry Dock.



Algol Class Cargo Ship 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 Pollux (T-AK-290)  
NAVSOURCE   -   WIKIPEDIA

Algol Class  (Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship):

Laid down: as SS Sea-Land Market at A.G. Weser, Bremen,
                      Germany, (date unknown) Launched, 1 May 1973
Delivered: to Sea-Land Steamship Co., 1 September 1973
Acquired: by the US Navy in 1981. Assigned to (MSC)
Placed in service: as Cargo Ship USNS Pollux (T-AK-290)
                       Redesignated Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship
                       (T-AKR-290) in September 1982


USNS Regulus (T-AK-292)
NAVSOURCE   -   WIKIPEDIA

Laid down: as SS Sea-Land Commerce at A.G. Weser, Bremen,
                      Germany, (date unknown) Launched, 1 Dec. 1972
Delivered: to Sea-Land in 1 March 1973
Acquired: by the US Navy, 1 May 1982 Assigned to (MSC)
Placed in service: as Cargo Ship USNS Regulus (T-AK-292)
                    Redesignated Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship
                    (T-AKR-292), 1 November 1983


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