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SAN DIEGO READY RESERVE FORCE
Long Beach, California                  READY RESERVE FORCE "RRF"

Photo taken on September 14th 2012 by PhotoRuSch


SS Curtiss T-AVB-4     NAVSOURCE  -  WIKIPEDIA

Wright Class Aviation Logistics Support (Roll-on/Roll-off) Container Ship:
Laid down: date unknown, under Maritime Administration contract (MA 222) as SS Great Republic,
                        1 April 1968, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc., Pascagoula, MS.
Launched: 1 December 1968;    Delivered to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 1 July 1969
Renamed:  SS Curtiss (AVB-4), 14 May 1986, and assigned to the MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF), MSC PM-5 Sealift Program Office,
                  Logistics Prepositioning Force SS Curtis provides 
Support for Marine Corps helicopters and is maintained in reduced status ROS-5
                                                                                                                                              (five day reactivation status) at San Diego, CA.





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


NASSCO is where the
 T-AKE's are built





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