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MV Cape Knox (T-AKR 5082)

- Ready Reserve Fleet -

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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
Propellers: one
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
Armament: none
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


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Crew List:

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.


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