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MV Cape Knox (T-AKR-5082)
Fast Logistics Ship MV Cape Knox T-AKR-5082
MV Cape Knox
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Class and type: Vehicle cargo ship
Name: MV Nedlloyd Rouen
Completed: 1978
Renamed: MV Cape Knox
Homeport: New Orleans, Louisiana
Status: Ready Reserve Fleet
General characteristics
Type: Roll on/Roll off ship
Displacement: 29,218 long tons (29,687 t)
Length: 695 ft (212 m)
Beam: 105 ft (32 m)
Draft: 35 ft (11 m)
Propulsion: one slow speed diesel engine, one shaft
Speed: 16.6 knots (30.7 km/h; 19.1 mph)[1]
Range: not disclosed
Complement: When idle 9 contract mariners/ active 25
Time to activate: 5 days

MV Cape Knox (T-AKR-5082) was originally built and operated out of Germany and was eventually sold to the United States Department of Transportation as a ready reserve vessel. Later the ship would be transferred to the Ready Reserve fleet. The ship is currently under care of Keystone Shipping Company, and is kept in ready reserve status. It would be able to be mobilized with 5 days of notice.


  1. US Military. "Active Rollon Rolloff ships in ready reserve". Sea Lift command roll on roll off ships. Military Sealift Command. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

Original Dutch Flag, operated by Neddloyd Lines in Rotterdam Type: Ro-Ro cargo - IMO: 7715290 - Callsign: PGEJ - Vlag: Nederland Bouw: 1978, Nippon Kokan KK, Shimizi, Japan (nr. 97) Specs: LxBxH: 212.37 x 32.29 x 18.69 m. - 21.145 brt. - 1.550 TEU Aandrijving: 2 tew 8 cil. Sulzer diesel - 26.800 pk (19.711 kW) - 19 kn

Short history: 1978 - Built as NEDLLOYD ROUEN for Nedlloyd Lijnen in Rotterdam. 1986 - renamed: ROUEN 1988 - renamed: NEDLLOYD ROUEN. 1995 - to Maritime Administration, Washington USA: CAPE KNOX.

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