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