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Built in 1979, the ship was delivered to Barber Steamship Co. as MV BARBER TAIF. On May 15, 1986, she was purchased by the Maritime Administration and was subsequently converted for military use. Renamed MV CAPE HUDSON (T-AKR 5066) on December 1, 1986, she was assigned to the Ready Reserve Force on December 16, 1986. Since then, she is maintained in reduced operating status in a layberth at San Francisco, Calif. If required, she can be fully activated within 5 days. Some operations of the CAPE HUDSON include Operation Desert Storm (August 15 1990 - May 20, 1992), Operation Enduring Freedom (January 29, 2003 - July 29, 2003) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (January 17, 2004 - May 27, 2004 and July 3, 2004 - May 29, 2005.)
|General Characteristics:||Built: 1979|
|Builder: Tangen Verft, Kragro, Norway|
|Purchased by MARAD: May 15, 1986|
|Propulsion system: one slow speed Diesel engine|
|Length: 749 feet (228.3 meters)|
|Beam: 106 feet (32.3 meters)|
|Draft: 36 feet (11 meters)|
|Displacement: 51,836 tons full load|
|Speed: 18.5 knots|
|Crew: 9 civilian mariners in ROS; 27 civilian mariners when activated|
|Homeport: San Francisco, Calif.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard MV CAPE HUDSON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
MV CAPE HUDSON Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the CAPE HUDSON alongside her sistership CAPE HORN (T-AKR 5068)[pierside] at Pier 50, San Francisco, Calif., on October 6 and 7, 2011.