MV Strong VirginianMV Strong Virginian (T-AK)
is a United States Navy
Military Sealift Command roll-on/roll-off heavy lift Maritime Prepositioning ship
. She is a reflagged Antigua-Barbuda flag stationed at Diego Garcia
owned by Kaoampanttv Corporation and operated by Van Ommeren Shipping for the MSC. She is loaded with Army lighterage and associated port-opening equipment.
Strong Virginian is a self-sustaining, heavy lift ship that requires no shore-side assistance to conduct cargo operations. Her 800-long-ton capacity cargo boom and gantry crane enables it to lift extraordinarily heavy cargos.
- Builder: Bremer-Vegesach, Germany
- Power Plant: 2 MAK 6M601 diesels; 16,320 hp; 2 shafts; cp props; bow thruster
- Length: 512 feet
- Beam: 105 feet
- Displacement: 31,390 tons full load
- Cargo capacity: 855,859 cubic feet
- Speed: 14.5 knots
- Crew: 23 civilians