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1972 RoRo-carrier

Buildingyard: Chantiers de France-Dunkerque, Dunkirk/ France

Built year: 1972

Yard no: 281

Tonnage: GRT: 13874/ NET: 7108/ TDW: 21810

Dims: LOA: 193,71/ BR: 29,62/  DR: 9,907mtr


Machinery : Three 18-cyl Pielstick by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St.Nazaire

                       Total 28890bhp

Speed : 21,50knots

Container cap.: 1319TEU / Qarter stern door and ramp.

Photo: Chris Howell

The first pure Roll-on/ Roll-off vessel in Wilhelmsen-fleet


18.03.1972: Launched

01.09.1972: Completed. Price: NOK 93mill

1979-1981:  In ScanMel-trade

23.09.1985: Sold to United States Dept of Transportation for service with the Ready Reserve Force of the US Fleet. Renamed CAPE DIAMOND

                     Still in service with NavyId: T-AKR5055. Manager: Marine Transport Lines Inc., Weehawken, NJ

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