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MV Cape Lobos (AKR-5078)
Cape L Class Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
Built in 1972 as MV Laurentian Forest, at Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd., St. Catharines, Canada
Launched, date unknown
Delivered to Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd., in September 1972
Renamed MV Grand Encounter, date unknown
Sold to Piute Energy & Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH., 2 May 1986, renamed MV Federal Seaway, reflagged US
Sold by Piute Energy & Transportation Co., to the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 12 March 1988, renamed MV Cape Lobos, assigned to the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force
When activated MV Cape Lobos (AKR-5078) was assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC)
MV Cape Lobos (AKR-5078) was one of the Maritime Administrations 31 Roll-on/Roll-off Reserve Force Ships assigned to MSC
MV Cape Lobos was assigned to the MSC Strategic Sealift Force in FOS-10 status, berthed at Wilmington, N.C.
Removed from the RRF, 25 February 2000, and assigned to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Transferred from the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet to the Beaumont Texas National Defense Reserve Fleet, 28 July 2006
Withdrawn from the Beaumont National Defense Reserve Fleet, 28 August 2018, under tow to Steel Coast of Brownsville, TX. for recycling
Displacement 12,000 t.(lt) 33,360 t.(fl)
Draft 29' 6" (max)
Speed 16.2 kts.
Cargo Capacity, 1,250,000 cubic feet
Automobile Capacity, 2,250 cars
Propulsion two 9000 BHP 18 PC2V Pielstick Engines manufactured by Crossley Premier Engines Ltd., Manchester, England, twin shafts
Bow Thrust Propeller, 1000 BHP
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||MV Cape Lobos (AKR-5078) under way, date and location unknown.
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||MV Cape Lobos (AKR-5078) laid up in the James River Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA., date unknown.
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There is no DANFS history for MV Cape Lobos (AKR-5078) at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
National Register Eligibility Assessment
Last Updated 7 September 2018
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