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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,280 t.(lt), 22,929 t.(fl)
    Length 565'
    Beam 76' 2"
    Draft 31' 7" (max.)
    Speed 17 kts.
    Complement
    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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