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SS Cape Jacob (AK-5029)

Cape J Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as SS California a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-1u) hull under MARAD contract (94) at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.
  • Delivered, 18 January 1962, to the Maritime Administration to be operated by States Steamship Co.
  • Renamed SS Cape Jacob (AK-5029), date unknown
  • Cape Jacob, is active and assigned to the Pacific area, Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Three and normally operates out of Saipan or Guam
    Displacement 8,280 t.(lt), 22,929 t.(fl)
    Length 565'
    Beam 76' 2"
    Draft 31' 7" (max.)
    Speed 17 kts.
    Full Operating Status 35
    Reduced Operating Status 9 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller

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    Cape Jacob 22k SS Cape Jacob (AK-5029) underway in Hampton Roads off Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    Cape Jacob 135k SS Cape Jacob (AK-5029) underway, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo.
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Jacob 123k SS Cape Jacob (AK-5029) underway, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo.
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Jacob 68k SS Cape Jacob (AK-5029) is moored outboard of GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan (AKR-1001), and astern of SS Gem State (ACS-2), SS Keystone State (ACS-1), and SS Grand Canyon State(ACS-3) on the south side of Pier 2 of the former Alameda NAS. On the North side of Pier 2 is SS Algol (AKR-287 and SS Capella (AKR-293). Also at the former Alameda Naval Air Station are MV Cape Orlando (AKR-2044) at Pier 1; and ST Petersburg (AOT-5901 and SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) on the South side of Pier 3. Photos by Mike McCullough
    Cape Jacob 54k

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