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A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington

 
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A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
I find it interesting because the ship is named Cape Orlando which is a ship that is part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The fleet consists of "mothballed" ships that can be activated within twenty to one hundred twenty days to provide shipping for the United States of America during national emergencies, either military or non military, such as commercial shipping crisis.

Just curious as to why this inactive ship that is kept reserved is now here in the harbor. It was accompanied by a US Navy helicopter.

Could it be getting ready to be "activated" again?
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Its home port of call is Norfolk Virginia...so it sailed from Virginia over here to Washington state...but for what?
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
I find it interesting because the ship is named Cape Orlando which is a ship that is part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The fleet consists of "mothballed" ships that can be activated within twenty to one hundred twenty days to provide shipping for the United States of America during national emergencies, either military or non military, such as commercial shipping crisis.

Just curious as to why this inactive ship that is kept reserved is now here in the harbor. It was accompanied by a US Navy helicopter.

Could it be getting ready to be "activated" again?
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Interesting. Thanks for posting
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China...
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THIS is GLP!!!!!

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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
They were testing the water.
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
Yes I thought it was interesting too. HUGE grey ship. Wish I could post a pic but dont know how to do it here.

No markings on it except the name of the ship and the home port name, other than that all grey and HUGE.

A orange and white naval helipcopter flew around it while it was entering the harbor then flew off somewhere.

I read up on it a little bit and they call it a roll on roll off ship

" The NDRF was established under Section 11 of the Merchant Ship Sales Act of 1946 to serve as a reserve of ships for national defense and national emergencies."

" On 14 September 1994, the MV Cape Orlando was chartered under long-term contract to US Department of Transportation and added to the Ready Reserve Fleet on. The ship was used during in the Iraq War and the Afghanistan war.
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Floating concentration camp.

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Floating concentration camp.

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Now that's a classic GLP answer!
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
Could the military be preparing to use it again?

Freighters/shipping ships sometimes stop in the Port Angeles harbor on their way to Seattle. For what I dont know because the Port of Port Angeles is very small. Wonder if its going to Seattle for something. I'll continue to keep a watch out on it and see what happens with it.

Maybe to pick up some stuff from Seattle for U.S. military use in....Venezuela? the border maybe? Syria? Iran? China? who knows!
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war logistics?
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It is a RORO. We have four of them here at all times in the Norfolk area. These ships are called ROROs which means roll on roll off. Supposedly, they can be loaded, with whatever, and put out to sea within four hours. If you have a fleet reserve ship, maybe one of the shipyards there is getting it ready for something.
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What's the name of that pinned thread from a couple days ago about Putin showing/releasing a map of nuke targets for the USA? The map showed West Coast targets (East as well).

Might it involve something about Russian/Chinese subs off the West Coast?

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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
It's not "mothballed"

The Navy leases the ship

It's kept in a 5 day call up status.

It's a roll on , roll off ship.

It's called into service when the military wants to move a lot of vehicles.

Redeploying troops

Bringing tanks back from overseas

Delivering humanitarian aid

They have been used when a ship transfers from one coast to another to bring the sailors furniture and vehicles.
( The sailor loads his vehicle with all his belongings while the spouse drives the second vehicle with the kids to the new base)
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
Floating concentration camp.

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scratching maybe
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
It's not "mothballed"

The Navy leases the ship

It's kept in a 5 day call up status.

It's a roll on , roll off ship.

It's called into service when the military wants to move a lot of vehicles.

Redeploying troops

Bringing tanks back from overseas

Delivering humanitarian aid

They have been used when a ship transfers from one coast to another to bring the sailors furniture and vehicles.
( The sailor loads his vehicle with all his belongings while the spouse drives the second vehicle with the kids to the new base)
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
It's not "mothballed"

The Navy leases the ship

It's kept in a 5 day call up status.

It's a roll on , roll off ship.

It's called into service when the military wants to move a lot of vehicles.

Redeploying troops

Bringing tanks back from overseas

Delivering humanitarian aid

They have been used when a ship transfers from one coast to another to bring the sailors furniture and vehicles.
( The sailor loads his vehicle with all his belongings while the spouse drives the second vehicle with the kids to the new base)
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Could it be going to Venezuela?
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
Could it be going to Venezuela?
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Doubt it. They'd use an east coast stationed ship for that.
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
I’m keeping an eye on this thread. hiding
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
It is a RORO. We have four of them here at all times in the Norfolk area. These ships are called ROROs which means roll on roll off. Supposedly, they can be loaded, with whatever, and put out to sea within four hours. If you have a fleet reserve ship, maybe one of the shipyards there is getting it ready for something.
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This one here parked here in the Port Angeles harbor is from Norfolk so thats interesting.

I would think it would be a shipyard in Seattle or Bremerton as Port Angeles harbor is very very small. Cant think of why its parked here.

Refueling for more diesal to make the rest of the way to Seattle?

Im calling the Port of Port Angeles to see if they can give me info on it
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Maybe it is a RORO (Roll On Roll Off) ship to pick up equipment at FT Lewis.
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
LOL You said it yourself..."To provide shipping during national emergencies."

Any national emergencies been declared recently?
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
to provide shipping for the United States of America during national emergencies,

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That would suggest it's to save money building the border wall.

It will ship a million tons of "wall parts" down south to where they are needed.

Trump is gonna get this fucker built for less than 10 billion!

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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
The Port of Port Angeles said its a vessel carrier, it was on the west coast but they werent told where on the west coast and they had no information on where it was going.

The person said there are other little boats around it so it could be possible its refueling but they arent sure
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
to provide shipping for the United States of America during national emergencies,

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That would suggest it's to save money building the border wall.

It will ship a million tons of "wall parts" down south to where they are needed.

Trump is gonna get this fucker built for less than 10 billion!
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You're too smart for this forum.
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
It's not "mothballed"

The Navy leases the ship

It's kept in a 5 day call up status.

It's a roll on , roll off ship.

It's called into service when the military wants to move a lot of vehicles.

Redeploying troops

Bringing tanks back from overseas

Delivering humanitarian aid

They have been used when a ship transfers from one coast to another to bring the sailors furniture and vehicles.
( The sailor loads his vehicle with all his belongings while the spouse drives the second vehicle with the kids to the new base)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72595815



Venezuela?
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
to provide shipping for the United States of America during national emergencies,

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That would suggest it's to save money building the border wall.

It will ship a million tons of "wall parts" down south to where they are needed.

Trump is gonna get this fucker built for less than 10 billion!
 Quoting: Mental Case


Yes it could be to ship wall parts, the Port Authority said it came from the West coast but they werent told where on the West coast so why up here near Seattle? could it be going to Seattle to get some other stuff to ship out somewhere?
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
I find it interesting because the ship is named Cape Orlando which is a ship that is part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The fleet consists of "mothballed" ships that can be activated within twenty to one hundred twenty days to provide shipping for the United States of America during national emergencies, either military or non military, such as commercial shipping crisis.

Just curious as to why this inactive ship that is kept reserved is now here in the harbor. It was accompanied by a US Navy helicopter.

Could it be getting ready to be "activated" again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76667912


A huge mothball port for stored ships is in Bremerton Wa
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Re: A National Defense Reserve Fleet ship is anchored in Port Angeles Washington
Checked vessel finder and it is in Port Angeles.
Possible it’s loading supplies for Venezuela.





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