Vehicle Cargo Ships (T-AKR) are Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) ships used to rapidly transport US military unit equipment such as tanks, helicopters, wheeled vehicles and other heavy equipment, to support deployed forces worldwide. These ships are normally maintained in a reduced operating status, capable of being fully activated within a few days. A nucleus crew maintains each ship, with additional crew members coming aboard for activation. The ships are activated periodically to participate in exercises and operations. The Vehicle Cargo Ships are operated by a private sector company under contract with the Military Sealift Command and crewed by U.S. Merchant Marine personnel. The model in our photo gallery is a Bob Hope Class medium-speed, roll-on roll-off (LMSR) vehicle cargo (T-AKR) ship.
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
USNS Comet (T-AKR-7)
|USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316)|
|SS Meteo (T-AKR-9)||USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317)|
|SS Cape Island (T-AKR-10)||GTS Adm Wm M. Callaghan (T-AKR-1001)|
|SS Cape Intrepid (T-AKR-11)||SS Cape Nome (T-AKR-1014)|
|MV Cape Texas (T-AKR-112)||MV Cape Orlando (T-AKR-2044)|
|MV Cape Taylor (T-AKR-113)||MV Cape Ducato (T-AKR-5051)|
|USNS Algol (T-AKR-287)||MV Cape Douglas (T-AKR-5052)|
|USNS Bellatrix (T-AKR-288)||MV Cape Domingo (T-AKR-5053)|
|USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289)||MV Cape Decision (T-AKR-5054)|
|USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290)||MV Cape Diamond (T-AKR-5055)|
|USNS Altair (T-AKR-291)||SS Cape Isabel (T-AKR-5062)|
|USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292)||MV Cape May (T-AKR-5063)|
|USNS Capella (T-AKR-293)||SS Cape Mendocin (T-AKR-5064)|
|USNS Antares (T-AKR-294)||SS Cape Mohican (T-AKR-5065)|
|USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295)||MV Cape Hudson (T-AKR-5066)|
|USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296)||MV Cape Henry (T-AKR-5067)|
|USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)||MV Cape Horn (T-AKR-5068)|
|USNS Gilliland (T-AKR-298)||MV Cape Edmont (T-AKR-5069)|
|USNS Soderman (T-AKR-299)||SS Cape Flattery (T-AKR-5070)|
|USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300)||SS Cape Inscription (T-AKR-5076)|
|USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301)||MV Cape Lambert (T-AKR-5077)|
|USNS Seay (T-AKR-302)||MV Cape Lobos (T-AKR-5078)|
|USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303)||MV Cape Knox (T-AKR-5082)|
|USNS Pililaau (T-AKR-304)||MV Cape Kennedy (T-AKR-5083)|
|USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305)||MV Cape Vincent (T-AKR-9666)|
|USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306)||MV Cape Rise (T-AKR-9678)|
|USNS Watson (T-AKR-310)||MV Cape Ray (T-AKR-9679)|
|USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311)||MV Cape Victory (T-AKR-9701)|
|USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312)||MV Cape Trinity (T-AKR-9711)|
|USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313)||MV Cape Race (T-AKR-9960)|
|USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314)||MV Cape Washington (T-AKR-9961)|
|USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315)||MV Cape Wrath (T-AKR-9962)|
We offer our Vehicle Cargo Ship (T-AKR) Models in several size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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