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Built in 1977, the ship was delivered to Transocean Ro-Ro Corp. as MV SEASPEED AMERICA. Later renamed G&G ADMIRAL and STENA AMERICA she was purchased by the Maritime Administration in 1993 and was subsequently converted for military use. Renamed MV CAPE RACE (T-AKR 9960), she was assigned to the Ready Reserve Force on September 11, 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: 1993|
|Propulsion system: two Diesel engines|
|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|
|Crew: 9 civilian mariners in ROS; 29 civilian mariners when activated|
|Homeport: Portsmouth, Va.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard MV CAPE RACE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
MV CAPE RACE Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the CAPE RACE at her layberth at Portsmouth, Va., on May 6, 2012.