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SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070)

Lighter Aboard Ship (LASH) Barge Carrier:
  • Laid down, 10 February 1972, as SS Delta Norte a Maritime Administration type (C9-S-81d) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 259) at Avondale Industries Corp., New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 19 May 1973
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 12 September 1973, for operation by Delta Line
  • Reacquired by the Maritime Administration for assignment to the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF), 14 May 1987
  • Berthed at Beaumont, TX. as part of the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet
  • When activated SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) is assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as one of the Military Sealift Command's four LASH Ready Reserve Force Ships
  • SS Cape Flattery can be activated in 10 days
    Displacement 18,900 t.(lt) 57,150 t.(fl)
    Length 894'
    Beam 100'
    Draft 35' (max.)
    Speed 18.7 kts.
    Cargo Capacity assigned 89 barges
    Full Operating Status Complement 31 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller

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    Cape Farewell 51k SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) moored, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
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    Cape Farewell 190k SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy (MSC) photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Cape Farewell 271k Ships moored in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 2 November 2014. From left to right: SS Cape Florida (AK-5071), SS Cape Farewell (AK-5073), SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) and SS Cape Mendocino (AKR-5064 Photo by Chris Holley

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