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SS Cape Bover (AK-5057)


Cape B Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 26 July 1965, as SS Frederick Lykes, a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-66a) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 170) at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 12 February 1966
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 3 February 1967, for operation by Lykes Bros SS Co.
  • Reacquired by the Maritime Administration and laid up in a layberth at Alameda, CA. as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • When activated SS Cape Bover (AK-5057) 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
  • SS Cape Bover could be activated as needed
  • Downgraded from RRF and laid up in the Maritime Administrations (MARAD) National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 28 April 2003
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,178 t.(lt), 21,840 t.(fl)
    Length 540'
    Beam 76'
    Draft 33' (max.)
    Speed 18 kts.
    Full Operating Status Complement (unknown) Civilian Mariners, Reduced Operational Status 5 maintainers
    Propulsion High speed twin casing cross compound double reduction gear turbine, single propeller

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    Cape Bover 825k Lykes Line Cargoliner SS Frederick Lykes launching, 12 February 1966, at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
    Photo from Lykes company magazine "Fleet Flashes"
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Cape Bover 323k Lykes Line Cargoliner SS Frederick Lykes at anchor, date and location unknown.
    ©Alex Duncan (deceased)
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Cape Bover 779k Lykes Line Cargoliner SS Frederick Lykes at Beaumont, TX. in 1970.
    Photo from Lykes company magazine "Fleet Flashes"
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    SS Cape Bover (AK-5057)
    Cape Bover 53k SS Cape Bover (AK-5057) moored pierside, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Bover 69k SS Cape Bover (AK-5057) moored pierside, overhead view, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Bover 33k SS Cape Bover (AK-5057) moored pierside, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Bover 29k SS Cape Bover (AK-5057) underway, not under her own power, being moved by two tugs, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Bover 40k SS Cape Bover (AK-5057) moored pierside in her lay berth, Pier 3 ex-NAS Alameda, circa 1998. Note USS Hornet (CV-12) moored astern of Cape Bover. Photo US Maritime Administration, Caption Michael McDermott

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