SeaLift Conversion Fact Sheet

Strategic Sealift Ship ConversionMission

Deployment of Roll-on/Roll-off military cargoes in either prepositioning or surge mode to anywhere in the world.

Principal Characteristics

Length Overall: 885′-1.5″
Length Between Perpendiculars: 850′-9.5″
Beam, Molded: 105′-7.5″
Design Draft: 34′-6″
Scantling Draft: 37′-0″
Displacement at Design Draft: 54,315 L. Tons
Cargo Stowage Area (Total): 314,164 sq.ft.

The three ships were converted from MAERSK “L” Class containerships originally built at Odense Steelshipyard in Denmark.

Hull Arrangements

Berthing, living, messing, recreation, and office spaces for a permanent crew consisting of 13 Officers and 32 Unlicensed personnel. Similar facilities are available for supercargo crew of 2 Officers, 12 NCOs, and 36 Enlisted personnel. Additional features include leisure and community facilities, hospital complex, laundry facilities, and workshops.

Propulsion Plant

12 cylinder B&W direct drive, reversible, slow-speed diesel main engine, type 12L9OGFCA with an output of 47,300 BHP (metric) at 89 RPM.
Single 24′-7.5″ fixed pitch six-bladed propeller
12,560 KW minimum total ship’s service generating capacity
1,750 KW emergency generating capacity

Cargo System

Self-sustaining Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) capabilities
Self-sustaining Lift-On/Lift-Off (LO/LO) capabilities
Optimized for RO/RO operations
Capable of the following cargo operations using ship’s equipment

  • RO/RO, LO/LO, and transport vehicles
  • RO/RO, LO/LO, and transport containers
  • LO/LO and transport lighterage
  • RO/RO and LO/LO cargo onto a pier
  • RO/RO and LO/LO cargo in-stream in Sea State 3
  • Simultaneous RO/RO and LO/LO capability

Cargo Handling Equipment

Centerline stern slewing ramp
Port and starboard sideport ramp system
Single pedestal twin cranes (2)
Cargo hatches in three holds
Combination of fixed and hoistable RO/RO decks and ramps

Speed and Endurance

Design speed is 24 knots @ 90% MCR at design draft
Range is a minimum of 12,000 miles at design speed and draft

Special Features

Environmental control for cargo holds
Foam firefighting and dewatering system for cargo holds
Bow and stern thruster units
Activated anti-roll fins
Heel control system

Navigation and Communication Equipment

Satellite Navigation Receiver with GPS