MV Cragside

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The MV Cragside is a Special Warfare Support vessel being prepared for the United States Military Sealift Command.[1]

The vessel has been proposed to serve as a special operations base for up to 200 troops.

History[edit]

Cragside was launched by Odense Steel Shipyard in 2010, and completed in 2011 for Maersk Line.[2]

In November 2013, Maersk was awarded a $73 million contract to convert the ship.[3]

Specifications[4]
Draft 18.4 ft (5.6 m)
Length 633 ft (193 m)
Beam 85.3 ft (26.0 m)
Displacement 20,650 long tons (20,980 t)
Complement
  •  ? civilian crew
  • 200 special forces
Speed 14.2 kn (26.3 km/h)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burgess, Richard R. (November 18, 2013). "MSC to Charter Maersk Ship for ‘Maritime Support’". Seapower. Arlington, VA. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ "DNV Exchange - CRAGSIDE - Summary". dnv.com. DET NORSKE VERITAS. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Bender, Jeremy (4 February 2014). "The Navy Is Converting A Cargo Vessel Into A Special Operations Mothership". businessinsider.com. Business Insider, Inc. Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "MV Cragside". Marine Traffic. Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2014-07-20.