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SS Cape Johnson (AK-5075)


Cape J Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down (date unknown) as SS M. M. Dant a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-1u) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 128) at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 26 November 1962, for operation by States Lines
  • Named changed to SS Mormacsaga, date unknown
  • Re-acquired by the Maritime Administration for assignment to the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF) in 1980
  • Berthed at Wilmington, N.C. as part of the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet
  • When activated SS Cape Johnson (AK-5075) was assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as one of the Military Sealift Command's six Modular Cargo Delivery System Ready Reserve Force Ships
  • SS Cape Johnson could be activated in 20 days
  • Withdrawn from the MARAD RRF, 1 October 2008, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,280 t.(lt), 22,629 t.(fl)
    Length 565'
    Beam 76'
    Draft 31' 10" (max.)
    Speed 18 kts.
    Full Operating Status Complement 38 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 11,822shp

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    Commercial Service
    Cape Johnson 65k SS M.M. Dent moored pierside at Bangkok, Thailand, 24 September 1973. Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
    Cape Johnson 70k SS M.M. Dent moored pierside at Singapore, 28 August September 1975. Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
    Cape Johnson (AK-5075)
    Cape Johnson 57k SSCape Johnson (AK-5075) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    Cape Johnson 35k SS Cape Johnson (AK-5075) moored at her layberth, probably Wilmington, N.C, date unknown. Maritime Administration
    Cape Johnson 44k SS Cape Johnson (AK-5075) underway in Hampton Roads, off Norfolk, VA., date unknown. Maritime Administration
    Cape Johnson 51k SS Cape Johnson (AK-5075) underway, date and location unknown. Maritime Administration
    Cape Johnson 108k SS Cape Johnson (AK-5075) conducting an underway replenishment with an unidentified Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate, date and location unknown.
    US Navy Photo
    Maritime Administration
    Cape Johnson 70k
    Cape Johnson 170k
    MARAD James River Group Reserve Fleet
    Cape Johnson 115k SS Cape Johnson left, and SS Cape Nome right, laid up in the MARAD Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 8 April 2009. Photo by Mike Hibbard
    Cape Johnson 93k SS Cape Johnson left, SS Cape Nome left center, SS Cape Juby right center, and SS Cape Alexander right, laid up in the MARAD Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 8 April 2009. Photo by Mike Hibbard
    Cape Johnson 92k From right to left; SS Cape Johnson left, SS Cape Nome and SS Cape Juby laid up in the MARAD Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 8 April 2009. Photo by Mike Hibbard
    Cape Johnson 87k SS Cape Johnson and SS Cape Nome laid up in the MARAD Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 8 April 2009. Photo by Mike Hibbard

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