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T-AK-5059 Cape Bon / TS Enterprise

Cape B Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1964 as Velma Lykes, a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-66a) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 182) at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched in 1966
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1966, for operation by Lykes Bros SS Co.
  • Reacquired by the Maritime Administration and laid up in reserve at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • When activated Cape Bon (T-AK-5059) 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 Bon could be activated in 30 days
  • Transferred to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2001 and renamed TS Enterprise
    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
    Propulsion High speed twin casing cross compound double reduction gear turbine, single propeller
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    Cape Bon 46k Cape Bon (T-AK-5059) moored pierside forward of an unidentified cargo ship, date and place unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Bon 11k Cape Bon (T-AK-5059) underway, date and place unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Cape Bon 13k Cape Bon (T-AK-5059) underway with the assistance of tugs, date and place unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Enterprise 16k ex-Cape Bon (T-AK-5059) in service as TS Enterprise moored pierside at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy dock, date unknown. Massachusetts Maritime Academy web site

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