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CAPE ISLAND (AKR 10)
(ex - MERCURY, ILLINOIS (MA 295))
VEHICLE CARGO SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AKR 10 UIC: 43551
Status: Special, MARAD titled ship, assigned to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), listed here as part of the U.S. Navy Ship Forces. Fleet: U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 11/22/1993 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth: Tacoma, WA
Force: Strategic Sealift Force
Builder: Bath Iron Works Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 12/21/1972 Commission Date:
Keel Date: 02/16/1976 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 12/21/1976 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 41.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 06/02/1977 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 40.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 685 ft Waterline Length: 640 ft
Extreme Beam: 102 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 32 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 15000 tons Full Displacement: 33900 tons
Dead Weight: 18900 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: Military Sealift Command
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager: MSC
Comments: RETURNED TO MARAD AND RENAMED CAPE ISLAND AND ON 11/22/1993 SHE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE READY RESERVE FORCE (RRF).
Last Updated: 10/28/2011
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