GTS Admiral W.M. Callaghan (T-AKR-1001)

The GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan was first constructed to be used in an industrial capacity but later optioned by Military Sealift Command to be used in logistical work throughout the fleet to deal with the changing needs of the military. The ship was delivered in 1967 and was used for transport responsibilities during the Vietnam War. It has been used in a variety of different services in its history since it was initially launched.

The ship was named after Admiral William M. Callaghan who was the commissioning captain on USS Missouri and later was the first head of the Military Sealift Command (at the time called the Military Sea Transportation Service).




Keel laid 1966
Delivered 1967
Builder Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co
General Type Roll-On/Roll-Off
Length 694.5 feet
Beam 92 feet
Draft 28.9 feet
Mast Height 156 feet
Net Tons 19,156 tons
Gross Tons 24,471 tons
Cargo Capacity 11,4401 square feet
(up to 750 vehicles and cargo)
Propulsion Two LM2500 gas turbines
Propellers Two
Speed 21+ knots
Crew 33 (when activated)


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