CAPE ALEXANDER


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Year Built
1962
Official Number
289792
Shipyard
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
571.9 feet
Beam
75 feet
Mast Height
136.4 feet
Net Tons
6810 tons
Gross Tons
11310 tons
Cargo Capacity
42789 square feet
Draft, Summer
30.58 tons
Draft, Lightweight
13 tons
Displacement, Summer
20110 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7382 tons
Immersion, Summer
68 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54 tons
Fate
Still in Govt. Service

Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment for Cape Alexander, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

Vessel Name History
1962 - 1980: African Meteor
1980 - 1980: Meteor
1980 - present: Cape Alexander


Vessel Name History

AFRICAN METEOR

CAPE ALEXANDER

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Acquisition
12/17/1979 Title trade-in and build program
Ship Name Change
4/1/1980 Ship AFRICAN METEOR changes name to CAPE ALEXANDER
Entry
4/1/1980 Entered James River Reserve Fleet
Activation
8/2/1990 Activated to provide logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Movement
8/1/1991 Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet after service in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Interim Movement
3/28/1998 ENRTE: Stevens Tech in Brooklyn NY
Interim Movement
3/30/1998 At Stevens Tech for downgrading
Interim Movement
5/7/1998 Conducting sea trial to Baltimore MD
Interim Movement
5/8/1998 Completed sea trial at layberth
Interim Movement
3/17/2000 Turbo Activation 00-2 sea trial
Interim Movement
3/20/2000 Completed Turbo Activation 00-2
Interim Movement
8/3/2001 Shifting to new ROS Berth
Interim Movement
8/3/2001 New ROS Berth is Port Covington
Interim Movement
3/7/2002 Turbo Activation 02-01 sea trial
Interim Movement
3/8/2002 Completed Turbo Activation 02-01 S/T
Interim Movement
5/22/2002 Shifting from Pier 6 to Pier 13
Interim Movement
5/22/2002 Completed shift to Pier 13 from Pier 6
Interim Movement
9/3/2003 ENRTE: JRRF for NDRF layup
Interim Movement
9/4/2003 New Homeport is JRRF

8/1/2006
Section 106 evaluation completed.
12/18/2008
Section 106 consultation completed.
1/7/2009

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Download
12/18/2008 Cape_Alexander_NHPA_History.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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