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About The USTS Kennedy  


Name: USTS Kennedy
Owner: U.S. Maritime Administration
Operator: Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
New Orleans, Louisiana
Launched: 1967
Homeport: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Indentification: IMO number: 6621662
MMSI number: 338919000
Callsign: KVMU
Fate: Training Vessel
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Status: Ready Reserve Fleet, Training Vessel

General Characteristics

Type: Training Ship/Troopship
Displacement: 18,549 long tons (18,847 t)
Length: 540 ft (160 m)
Beam: 76 ft (23 m)
Height: 119 ft 0 in (36.27 m) from keel to radar mast
Propulsion: 2 × Type D steam engines, steam turbines, single screw
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 710
Time to Activate: 3 days
Armanment: None
Aircraft Carried: None
Aviation Facilities: Helicopter pad (winch only)

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  • To contact your cadet at sea in case of an emergency at home, please call campus Police at 409-740-4545. They will direct your information to the appropriate resource.
  • Click HERE to visit the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Parents' Association Facebook page.

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