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T-AK-5060 Cape Blanco


Cape B Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 21 January 1965, as Mason Lykes, a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-66a) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 172) at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 10 July 1965
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 20 September 1966, 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 Cape Blanco (T-AK-5060) 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 Blanco could be activated as needed
  • Downgraded from RRF and laid up in the Maritime Administrations (MARAD) National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 19 December 2002
    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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    Commercial Service
    Cape Blanco 85k Mason Lykes moored pierside, Busan South Korea, November 1980. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    US Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet
    Cape Blanco 25k Cape Blanco (T-AK-5060) moored pierside, date and place unknown. Maritime Administration

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