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MV Cape Knox at Bremerhaven, Germany, on June 9, 2023. Photo by Thoralf Doehring.
MV CAPE KNOX was originally built as MV NEDLLOYD ROUEN in 1978. Later renamed ROUEN, she was acquired by the Maritime Administration in 1995. Subsequently converted for MARAD's Ready Reserve Fleet service at Bender Shipbuilding and Repair, Mobile, Ala., the ship is presently homeported in New Orleans, La., capable of being fully activated within 5 days.
|General Characteristics:||Built: 1978|
|Acquired by MARAD: 1995|
|Builder: Nippon Kokan Kabushiki Kaisha, Tsurumi, Japan|
|Propulsion system: one Sumitomo-Sulzer 8RND90M diesel|
|Length: 695.9 feet (212.1 meters)|
|Beam: 106 feet (32.29 meters)|
|Draft: 35.2 feet (10.72 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 44,466 tons full load|
|Speed: 16.6 knots|
|Capacity: 13,025 ft (3,970 meters) vehicle lane length or 1,550 standard 20-ft containers|
|Crew: 9 civilian crew (ROS); 25 civilian crew when activated|
|Homeport: New Orleans, LA|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard MV CAPE KNOX. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
MV CAPE KNOX Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the MV CAPE KNOX passing Bremerhaven, Germany, on her way to nearby Nordenham on June 9, 2023.