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SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065)


Cape M Class Heavy Lift Barge Carrier:
  • Laid down, 15 July 1971, as SS Tillie Lykes, a Maritime Administration type (C8-S-82a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 243) at General Dynamics Shipyard, Quincy MA
  • Launched, 23 September 1972
  • Delivered for commercial service, 16 March 1973 to Lykes Bros Steamship Co.
  • Purchased from Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., 12 September 1986, by the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Renamed SS Cape Mohican
  • Assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force, (RRF) as SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065)
  • SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) is one of the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) 3 Heavy Lift Barge Carriers and one of the 63 ships of the Sealift Program Office.
  • SS Cape Mohican is laid up as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet in a layberth at Alameda, CA. in ROS-5 status
    Specifications:
    Displacement 18,900 t.(lt) 55,660 t.(lt)
    Length 876'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 40' (max)
    Speed 16.2 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 24 barges, 19 CAFS
    Complement
    Full Operational Status 34
    Reduced Operational Status 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion two steam turbines, two shafts

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    Commercial Service
    Cape Mohican 361k Lykes Bros. Cargoliner SS Tillie Lykes underway, circa 1973, location unknown.
    © Alex Duncan
    Gerhard Muller-Debus
    Cape Mohican 68k Lykes Bros. Cargoliner SS Tillie Lykes underway, date and location unknown.
    Photos courtesy www.photoship.co.uk/
    Mike Hibbard
    Cape Mohican 57k
    SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) - MARAD RRF
    Cape Mohican 59k SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) moored pierside, date and location unknown. MSC web site
    Cape Mohican 41k SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) tied up in standby status near the Newport News coal piers, Newport News, VA., prior to being transferred to the west coast, 4 August 1995. .
    US DOD photo # DNSC9700796 by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret) from the Defense Visual Information Center
    Peter Westdijk
    Cape Mohican 45k SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) underway in Puget Sound, 17 August 2005. Photo by Chris Hugo
    Cape Mohican 321k Port side view of SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) anchored in anchorage 7 west of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, 19 June 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Cape Mohican 311k Bow on view of SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) anchored in anchorage 7 west of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, 19 June 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Cape Mohican 299k Starboard bow view of SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) anchored in anchorage 7 west of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, 19 June 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Cape Mohican 311k Bow on view of SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) anchored in anchorage 7 west of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, 19 June 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Cape Mohican 1699k SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) carries Navy Lighterage, Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), and Navy Roll-on Roll-off Discharge Facility (RRDF) for Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) 2008, 25 June 2008). JLOTS 2008 will establish command and control of Army and Navy units, construct a Life Support Area (LSA), conduct force protection operations, execute an in-stream of shipping from a sea echelon area, employ Offshore Petroleum Discharge System (OPDS), retrograde and safely redeploy allocated forces.
    US Navy photo # 080625-N-1424C-001 DEL MAR, Calif. (June 25, 2008) by MC2 Brian P. Caracci.
    Lee Wahler
    Cape Mohican 1867k SS Cape Mohican (AKR-5065) anchored in federal anchorage #8 in San Francisco Bay, 30 June 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.

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