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21

The maximum speed of the TS Kennedy is 21 knots.  That is equal to 24.1664 miles per hour.  

8

There are 8 decks on the TS Kennedy.

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76

The beam (width) of the TS Kennedy is 76 feet.

540

The length of the TS Kennedy is 540 feet.

6621662

The TS Kennedy's International Maritime Organization (IMO) number is 6621662.

2017

In 2017, the TS Kennedy was deployed to Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts.  The ship housed first responders and FEMA personnel.

2012

In 2012, the TS Kennedy was deployed to New York Harbor in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

2009

The TS Enterprise (formerly the Velma Lykes and the Cape Bon) was christened the TS Kennedy in 2009 in honor off the Kennedy family.

2003

In 2003, the Cape Bon (now the TS Kennedy) was moved to Buzzards Bay.  She was converted to a training ship in Mobile, Alabama.  On National Maritime Day in 2003, the Cape Bon was christened the TS Enterprise after the Academy's original training ship.  

1967

The TS Kennedy was launched as the Velma Lykes in 1967.

1964

In 1964, The TS Kennedy was laid down as the Velma Lykes.  

710

The maximum person capacity of the TS Kennedy is 710

119

The TS Kennedy is 119 feet tall - from the keel to the radar mast.

22

The TS Kennedy's propeller is approximately 22 feet.  It's 21 feet, 9 inches to be exact.

3

The TS Kennedy is divided into 3 houses, After House, Midship House, and Forward House.