Category:IMO 7530808

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  • Builder: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
  • Purchased by MARAD: August 9, 1993
  • Conversion Shipyard: Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore, Md.
  • Length: 197.5 meters
  • Beam: 32 meters
  • Draft: 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.
  • Propulsion system: two Diesel engines
  • Propellers: one


  • 1977 Name: SEASPEED ARABIA for Ro-Ro Charterers Corp. as MV
  • Renamed: SAUDI RIYADH
  • 08.1993 Sold to Maritime Administration and was subsequently converted for military use at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point Shipyard at Baltimore, Md. Renamed: CAPE RISE (T-AKR 9678).
  • 21.11.1994 Assigned to the Ready Reserve Force and maintained in reduced operating status in a layberth at Portsmouth, Va.


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