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GTS Adm. Wm. M. Callaghan (T-AKR 1001)

- Ready Reserve Force -

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Initially built for the American Export Isbrandtsen Lines shipping company, the ship was delivered in 1967 and subsequently chartered by the Military Sea Transportation Service (later Military Sealift Command). Named after Admiral William M. Callaghan - the first commander of the MSTS - the ship was not assigned a hull number nor was it entered in the Naval Vessel Register. Transfered to the MARAD Ready Reserve Force on December 10, 1986, the ADM. WM. M. CALLAGHAN was later designated T-AKR 1001. Today, the ship is berthed at Alameda, Calif., capable of being fully activated within 4 days.

General Characteristics:Keel laid: 1966
Delivered: 1967
Builder: Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.
Propulsion system: two LM2500 gas turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 694.5 feet (211.7 meters)
Beam: 91.9 feet (28 meters)
Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 24,500 tons full load
Speed: 21+ knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: none
Capacity: up to 750 vehicles and cargo
Crew: approx. 33 (when activated)
Homeport: Alameda, Calif.


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard GTS ADM. WM. M. CALLAGHAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by me and show the ADM. WM. M. CALLAGHAN berthed at Alameda, Calif., on July 18, 2006.



The photos below were taken by me and show the ADM. WM. M. CALLAGHAN berthed at Alameda, Calif., on March 28, 2010.



The photos below were taken by me and show the ADM. WM. M. CALLAGHAN berthed at Alameda, Calif., on March 19, 2012.



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