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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.


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


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

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