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SS Cape Canaveral (AK-5040)
Cape C Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1963 as SS Allison Lykes a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-37c) hull under Maritime
Administration contract (MA 135) at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
Launched in 1964
Delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1964 for operation by Lykes Bros. SS Co.
Reacquired by the Maritime Administration in 1984 and laid up in reserve as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet, renamed SS Cape Canaveral, Military Sealift Command (MSC) designation AK-5040
When activated SS Cape Canaveral (AK-5040) 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
Downgraded from the RRF, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in March 2008, to International Shipbreaking Corp., Brownsville, TX., towed from the James River Reserve Fleet, 4 June 2008
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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||Lykes Bros. Cargoliner SS Allison Lykes underway at New Orleans, LA, in 1964. Published in the company magazine of Lykes Lines, New Orleans, LA. in the 1960s. Neither the magazine nor the steamship company exist any longer.
|SS Cape Canaveral (AK-5040) - MARAD RRF
||SS Cape Canaveral being towed from the James River Reserve Fleet, 4 June 2008, enroute to International Shipbreaking Corp., Brownsville, TX.
||US Maritime Administration
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Last Updated 29 August 2008
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