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SS Cape Juby (AK-5077)


Cape J Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as SS Hawaii a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-1u) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 97) at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 16 August 1962, for operation by States Lines
  • Delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines, 3 December 1976, named changed to SS Mormacsaga
  • Reacquired by the Maritime Administration for assignment to the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF), renamed SS Cape Juby and designated as part of the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet, (AK-5077), 4 October 1986
  • SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) was assigned to a layberth at Wilmington, N.C. as part of the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet
  • When activated Cape Juby (AK-5077) 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 Juby can be activated in 20 days
  • Removed from MARAD RRF, 1 July 2003, and assigned to the National Defense Ressrve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,280 t.(lt), 22,629 t.(fl)
    Length 565'
    Beam 76' 2"
    Draft 31' 7" (max.)
    Speed 17 kts.
    Full Operating Status Complement 38 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller

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    Cape Juby 81k SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    Cape Juby 42k SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) off Kuwait City in support of Operation Desert Shield, 20 May 1992.
    US DOD photo # DAST9207564 by Sgt. Brian Cumper from the Defense Visual Information Center
    Peter Westdijk
    Cape Juby 34k SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) off Kuwait City in support of Operation Desert Shield, 20 May 1992.
    US DOD photo # DAST9207563 by Sgt. Brian Cumper from the Defense Visual Information Center
    Peter Westdijk
    Cape Juby 44k SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) off Kuwait City prior to delivering military supplies and equipment in support of Operation Desert Shield, 20 May 1992.
    US DOD photo # DAST9207562 by Sgt. Brian Cumper from the Defense Visual Information Center
    Peter Westdijk
    Cape Juby 50k SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) off Kuwait City in support of Operation Desert Shield, 20 May 1992.
    US DOD photo # DAST9207561 by Sgt. Brian Cumper from the Defense Visual Information Center
    Peter Westdijk
    Cape Juby 51k SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) having passed under the Golden Gate Bridge entering San Francisco Bay, date unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Juby 106k SS Cape Juby (AK-5077) under tow, date unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Cape Juby 87k
    Cape Juby 101k
    MARAD James River Group Reserve Fleet
    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 Archway 100k From left to right; SS Cape Juby, SS Cape Alexander, SS Cape Ann and SS Cape Archway laid up in the Maritime Administration's James River Reserve Fleet, 8 April 2009. Photo by Mike Hibbard

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