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SS Cape Cod (AK-5041)
Cape C Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1962 as SS Sheldon Lykes a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-37c) hull under Maritime
Administration contract (MA 114) at Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Baltimore, MD.
Launched circa mid-1962
Delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1964 for operation by Lykes Bros. SS Co.
Reacquired by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1984 and laid up in reserve as part of the MARAD Ready Reserve Force, renamed SS Cape Cod
SS Cape Cod was assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Ready Reserve Force as AK-5041
When activated SS Cape Cod (AK-5041) 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 to the MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet from the RRF, 1 October 2001
Final Dispostion, to be scrapped, contract awarded, 24 August 2009, to All Star Metals LLC of Brownsville, TX., will receive $328,122 to recycle Cape Cod
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 Sheldon Lykes launching at Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Baltimore, MD., mid-1962. Lykes Bros. SS Co. photo.
||SS Sheldon Lykes moored at Beaumont,TX. circa 1970. Lykes Bros. SS Co. photo
||SS Sheldon Lykes underway, date and location unknown. Lykes Bros. SS Co. photo
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Last Updated 11 September 2009
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