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T-AK-5039 Cape Clear
Cape C Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1963 as SS Mayo Lykes a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-37c) hull under Maritime
Administration contract (MA 117) at Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Baltimore, MD.
Launched in 1962-63
Delivered to Lykes Bros. SS Co., 14 November 1963
Reacquired by the Maritime Administration, 31 July 1984 and laid up in reserve as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
Renamed SS Cape Clear in September 1985
When activated Cape Clear (T-AK-5039) was assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as one of the Military Sealift Command's Modular Cargo Delivery System Ready Reserve Force (RRF) Ships
Cape Clear (T-AK-5039 was actived during the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91 by the Military Sealift Command.
Downgraded from the RRF (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 June 2007, for $537,726 to Esco Marine, Brownsville TX.
Displacement 7,800 t.(lt) 19,800 t.(fl)
Length 494' 8"
Beam 68' 5"
Draft 19' 6"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Complement approximately 21
Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 8,500shp
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||SS Mayo Lykes launching in 1962/'63 at Bethlehem, Sparrows Point, MD.
||Ex-Cape Clear (T-AK-5039) arriving at Esco Marine, Brownsville TX., 28 July 2007, for scrapping.
© 2007 Michael Martin, Brownsville, TX.
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Last Updated 26 October 2007
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