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Vehicle Cargo Ships - AKR

Vehicle Cargo Ships are Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) ships used to rapidly transport US military unit equipment such as tanks, helicopters, wheeled vehicles and other heavy equipment, to support deployed forces worldwide. These ships are normally maintained in a reduced operating status, capable of being fully activated within a few days. A nucleus crew maintains each ship, with additional crew members coming aboard for activation. The ships are activated periodically to participate in exercises and operations. The Vehicle Cargo Ships are operated by a private sector company under contract with the Military Sealift Command and crewed by U.S. Merchant Marine personnel.
Five large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships, or LMSRs, display the impressive capabilities of the Military Sealift Command as they berth together in Newport News, Va. They are (left to right) USNS Seay, USNS Mendonca, USNS Watkins, USNS Gordon and USNS Gilliland. Photo by Nobe Smith.


Comet T-AKR 7 - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ship -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
COMETT-AKR 7Suisun Bay, CA



Meteor T-AKR 9 - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ship -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
METEORT-AKR 9Suisun Bay, CA



Cape I - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE ISLANDT-AKR 10Tacoma, WA
CAPE INTREPIDT-AKR 11Tacoma, WA
CAPE ISABELT-AKR 5062Long Beach, CA
CAPE INSCRIPTIONT-AKR 5076Long Beach, CA



Cape T - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE TEXAST-AKR 112Houston, TX
CAPE TAYLORT-AKR 113Houston, TX
CAPE TRINITYT-AKR 9711Houston, TX



Algol T-AKR 287 - class

- Fast Sealift Ships -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
ALGOLT-AKR 287Alameda, CA
BELLATRIXT-AKR 288Marrerro, LA
DENEBOLAT-AKR 289Baltimore, MD
POLLUXT-AKR 290Philadelphia, PA
ALTAIRT-AKR 291Marrerro, LA
REGULUST-AKR 292Philadelphia, PA
CAPELLAT-AKR 293Alameda, CA
ANTAREST-AKR 294Baltimore, MD



Shughart T-AKR 295 - class

- Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships (LMSR) -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
SHUGHARTT-AKR 295Baltimore, MD
YANOT-AKR 297Newport News, VA
SODERMANT-AKR 299decommissioned, recommissioned as AK



Gordon T-AKR 296 - class

- Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships (LMSR) -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
GORDONT-AKR 296Atlantic
GILLILANDT-AKR 298Atlantic



Bob Hope T-AKR 300 - class

- Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships (LMSR) -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
BOB HOPET-AKR 300Diego Garcia
FISHERT-AKR 301Atlantic
SEAYT-AKR 302Philadelphia, PA
MENDONCAT-AKR 303Philadelphia, PA
PILILAAUT-AKR 304New Orleans, LA
BRITTINT-AKR 305New Orleans, LA
BENAVIDEZT-AKR 306New Orleans, LA



Watson T-AKR 310 - class

- Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships (LMSR) -
- Prepositioning Ships -




Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
WATSONT-AKR 310Diego Garcia
SISLERT-AKR 311Diego Garcia
DAHLT-AKR 312Diego Garcia
RED CLOUDT-AKR 313Diego Garcia
CHARLTONT-AKR 314Diego Garcia
WATKINST-AKR 315Diego Garcia
POMEROYT-AKR 316Diego Garcia
SODERMANT-AKR 317Diego Garcia



Adm. WM. M. Callaghan T-AKR 1001 - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ship -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
ADM. WM. M. CALLAGHANT-AKR 1001Alameda, CA



Cape O - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ship -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE ORLANDOT-AKR 2044Alameda, CA



Cape D - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE DUCATOT-AKR 5051Charleston, SC
CAPE DOUGLAST-AKR 5052Charleston, SC
CAPE DOMINGOT-AKR 5053Charleston, SC
CAPE DECISIONT-AKR 5054Charleston, SC
CAPE DIAMONDT-AKR 5055Charleston, SC



Cape M - class

- Heavy Lift Ships -



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE MAYT-AKR 5063Norfolk, VA
CAPE MENDOCINOT-AKR 5064James River, VA
CAPE MOHICANT-AKR 5065Alameda, CA



Cape H - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE HUDSONT-AKR 5066San Francisco, CA
CAPE HENRYT-AKR 5067San Francisco, CA
CAPE HORNT-AKR 5068San Francisco, CA



Cape E - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ship -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE EDMONTT-AKR 5069Charleston, SC



Cape L - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE LAMBERTT-AKR 5077Beaumont, TX
CAPE LOBOST-AKR 5078Beaumont, TX



Cape K - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE KNOXT-AKR 5082New Orleans, LA
CAPE KENNEDYT-AKR 5083New Orleans, LA



Cape V - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE VINCENTT-AKR 9666Beaumont, TX
CAPE VICTORYT-AKR 9701Beaumont, TX



Cape R - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE RISET-AKR 9678Portsmouth, VA
CAPE RAYT-AKR 9679Portsmouth, VA
CAPE RACET-AKR 9960Portsmouth, VA



Cape W - class

- Roll-on/roll-off Ships -

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
CAPE WASHINGTONT-AKR 9961Baltimore, MD
CAPE WRATHT-AKR 9962Baltimore, MD




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