SS Cape Mohican (T-AKR-5065)
|Name:||SS Cape Mohican (T-AKR-5065)|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Shipyard, Quincy MA|
|Laid down:||15 July 1971|
|Launched:||23 September 1972|
|Acquired:||20 March 1986|
|Status:||Ready reserve fleet|
|Displacement:||57,290 long tons|
|Length:||873 ft (266 m)|
|Beam:||105 ft (32 m)|
|Draft:||39 ft (12 m)|
|Propulsion:||two steam turbines, one shaft|
|Speed:||16.2 knots (30 km/h)|
|Complement:||34 (9 at reduced operational status)|
She was originally built as the Maritime Administration type (C8-S-82a) hull SS Tillie Lykes, ON 536672, IMO 7223314, under MARAD contract (MA hull 243), for commercial use with the Lykes Brothers Steamship Company. She was laid down on 15 July 1971 at the General Dynamics Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, hull no. 20. She was launched on 23 September 1972, and delivered for service on 16 March 1973. The ship was turned over to MARAD on 20 March 1986, and assigned to MSC's RRF as SS Cape Mohican (T-AKR-5065).
Cape Mohican was activated for service during Desert Storm, and has performed various transportation duties over the years. She is berthed at Alameda, California as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). Regular maintenance and sea trials keep her ready to activate on five days' notice.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Factsheet on the website of the MSC
- NavSource Online Service Ship Photo Archive: Mohican
- Maritime Administration Record Detail: Mohican
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