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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|
|Builder: Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.|
|Propulsion system: two LM2500 gas turbines|
|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|
|Capacity: up to 750 vehicles and cargo|
|Crew: approx. 33 (when activated)|
|Homeport: Alameda, Calif.|
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.
GTS ADM. WM. M. CALLAGHAN Image Gallery:
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.