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T-AK 9655 MV Green Ridge

MV Green Ridge is under charter to support the US Navy's Fleet Hospital afloat prepositioning mission. Green Ridge is a multi-purpose ship built in 1979. It is 508 feet long, 70 feet wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 12,702 long tons. It has 62,000 square feet of cargo carrying capacity, or room for 619 20-foot containers. Green Ridge sails at a speed of 16 knots. The ship carries a 500-bed Navy fleet hospital used to support Fleet and Fleet Marine Forces engaged in combat operations ashore. The hospital materials--comprised of 75 wheeled vehicles, 80 pieces of general cargo and 450 20-foot containers of tents, subsistence and medical supplies--must be rotated back to facilities in the United States to be refurbished every five years. Green Ridge is currently prepositioned in Diego Garcia.

Specifications

Builder
Power Plant
Length 507 feet, 2 inches
Beam 69 feet, 7 inches
Draft 26 feet, 8 inches
Displacement 12,702 long tons
Capacity
Speed17 knots ( mph)
Crew
Aircraft

Ships

Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
Green Ridge T-AK 9655Diego Garcia

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