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COMET (AKR 7)
(ex - MA 42, AK 269, LSV 7)
VEHICLE CARGO SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AKR 7 UIC: 01932
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 09/01/1985 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth: Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
Force:
Builder: Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/29/1955 Commission Date:
Keel Date: 05/15/1956 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 07/31/1957 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 28.2 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 01/24/1958 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 27.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 499 ft Waterline Length: 465 ft
Extreme Beam: 78 ft Waterline Beam: 78 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 27 ft Draft Limit: 27 ft
Light Displacement: 8175 tons Full Displacement: 18286 tons
Dead Weight: 10111 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:
Last Updated: 01/16/2007
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