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Built in 1979, the ship was delivered to Barber Steamship Co. as MV BARBER PRIAM. On May 15, 1986, she was purchased by the Maritime Administration and was subsequently converted for military use. Renamed MV CAPE HENRY (T-AKR 5067) on September 30, 1986, she was assigned to the Ready Reserve Force on November 18, 1986. Since then, she is maintained in reduced operating status in a layberth at the former Naval Air Station Alameda, Calif. If required, she can be fully activated within 5 days.
|General Characteristics:||Built: 1979|
|Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Japan|
|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: Alameda, Calif.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard MV CAPE HENRY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
MV CAPE HENRY Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the CAPE HENRY at Alameda, Calif., on March 19, 2012.