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|SS Austral Lightning underway in a New Zealand port, date and location unknown.
Photo from the Chris Howell Collection
|Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
|SS Cape Fear (AK-5061) - MARAD RRF
Cape Fear - is a prominent headland jutting into the Atlantic Ocean from Bald Head Island on the coast of North Carolina in the southeastern United States. It is largely formed of barrier beaches and the silty outwash of the Cape Fear River as it drains the southeast coast of North Carolina through an estuary south of Wilmington. Cape Fear is formed by the intersection of two sweeping arcs of shifting, low-lying beach, the result of longshore currents which also form the treacherous, shifting Frying Pan Shoals, part of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. (Wikipedia)
Photo - NASA satellite photo, showing the estuary of the Cape Fear River
Map - showing the Cape Fear River drainage basin. Kmusser, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
|SS Cape Fear (AK-5061) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|MSC web site
|SS Cape Fear (AK-5061) moored in her berth at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., January 2014.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
|SS Cape Fear (AK-5061) moored in her berth at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., date unknown.
U.S. Maritime Administration photo
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