SS Cape Jacob (T-AK-5029)

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Cape Jacob underway
United States
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.
Laid down: Unknown
Launched: 1961 as SS California
Acquired: 18 January 1962, to the Maritime Administration to be operated by States Steamship Co.
Renamed: Cape Jacob (AK-5029)
Homeport: Guam
Status: currently mothball fleet in Benicia California. No longer active and assigned to the Pacific area, Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Three and normally operates out of Saipan or Guam.
General characteristics
Class & type: Modular Cargo Delivery System Ship
Displacement: 8,280 long tons empty, 22,929 tons full
Length: 565 ft 0 in (172.21 m)
Beam: 76 ft 2 in (23.22 m)
Draft: 31 ft 7 in (9.63 m)
Propulsion: steam turbine, single propeller
Speed: 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Complement: Full Operational Status: 35 civilian mariners
Armament: None
Aviation facilities: None

SS Cape Jacob Was first launched as the SS California to be used by the Maritime Administration, it was delivered in 1962 and put under contract to the States Steamship company. The ship was later transferred to the Military Sea Lift Command, and put in to reserve status temporarily then transferred to active duty as a prepositioning ship where it remains to this day.


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