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ALTAIR (AKR 291)
(ex - SEA-LAND FINANCE, AK 291)
VEHICLE CARGO SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AKR 287 UIC: 21592
Status: Special, MARAD titled ship, assigned to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), listed here as part of the U.S. Navy Ship Forces. Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 10/01/2008 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Strategic Sealift Force
Builder: Nord Seebrke GMBLT
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: Commission Date:
Keel Date: Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 04/01/1973 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 44.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 08/01/1973 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 44.0 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 947 ft Waterline Length: 893 ft
Extreme Beam: 106 ft Waterline Beam: 106 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 37 ft Draft Limit: 32 ft
Light Displacement: 29692 tons Full Displacement: 61987 tons
Dead Weight: 32295 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEET)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: ON 01 OCT 2007 CUSTODY WAS TRANSFERRED TO MARAD. FULL TITLE WAS TRANSFERRED 01 OCT 2008 AND SHIP LOST THEIR USNS DESIGNATION.
Last Updated: 11/03/2011
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