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T-AK-5039 Cape Clear

Cape C Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1963 as SS Mayo Lykes a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-37c) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 117) at Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched in 1962-63
  • Delivered to Lykes Bros. SS Co., 14 November 1963
  • Reacquired by the Maritime Administration, 31 July 1984 and laid up in reserve as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Renamed SS Cape Clear in September 1985
  • When activated Cape Clear (T-AK-5039) 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 Clear (T-AK-5039 was actived during the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91 by the Military Sealift Command.
  • Downgraded from the RRF (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 June 2007, for $537,726 to Esco Marine, Brownsville TX.
    Displacement 7,800 t.(lt) 19,800 t.(fl)
    Length 494' 8"
    Beam 68' 5"
    Draft 19' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement approximately 21
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Cape Clear 163k SS Mayo Lykes launching in 1962/'63 at Bethlehem, Sparrows Point, MD. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Cape Clear 98k Ex-Cape Clear (T-AK-5039) arriving at Esco Marine, Brownsville TX., 28 July 2007, for scrapping.
    © 2007 Michael Martin, Brownsville, TX.
    Douglas Brown

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