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MV Cape Rise (T-AKR 9678)

- formerly SAUDI RIYADH, formerly SEASPEED ARABIA -

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Built in 1977, the ship was delivered to Ro-Ro Charterers Corp. as MV SEASPEED ARABIA. Later renamed SAUDI RIYADH, she was purchased by the Maritime Administration in August 1993 and was subsequently converted for military use at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point Shipyard at Baltimore, Md. Renamed MV CAPE RISE (T-AKR 9678), she was assigned to the Ready Reserve Force on November 21, 1994. Since then, she is maintained in reduced operating status in a layberth at Portsmouth, Va. If required, she can be fully activated within 5 days.

General Characteristics:Built: 1977
Builder: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
Purchased by MARAD: August 9, 1993
Conversion Shipyard: Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore, Md.
Propulsion system: two Diesel engines
Propellers: one
Length: 648 feet (197.5 meters)
Beam: 105 feet (32 meters)
Draft: 32 feet (9.75 meters)
Displacement: approx. 35,350 long tons full load
Speed: 16+ knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: none
Crew: 9 civilian mariners in ROS; 29 civilian mariners when activated
Homeport: Portsmouth, Va.

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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard MV CAPE RISE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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The photos below were taken by me and show the CAPE RISE at her layberth at Portsmouth, Va., on May 6, 2012.

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