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T-AKR 9025 Strong Virginian

Strong Virginian is a lift-on/lift-off, multipurpose vessel that requires no shore-side assistance for cargo operations because of its 600-ton capacity cargo boom that allows it to lift extraordinarily heavy cargos. The ship will carry small vessels such as utility landing craft and mechanized landing craft to be used at ports during contingencies. In March 1997 Van Ommeren Shipping (USA), Inc. of Stamford, Conn., received a contract with an estimated value of $23.6 million for the charter of the MV Strong Virginian. The 24-month contract has two options--one for 24 months and a second option for 11 months.


Power Plant
Length 512 feet
Beam 105 feet
Draft29 feet, 7 inches
Displacement 31,390 long tons
Speed knots ( mph)
Aircraft none


Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
Strong Virginian T-AKR 9025 Diego Garcia

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Updated Saturday, January 23, 1999 7:26:13 PM