CAPE ANN


Cape_Ann_Photo_1.jpg
Year Built
1962
Official Number
290143
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
30.5 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 Ann, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

Vessel Name History
1962 - 1980: African Mercury
1980 - 1980: Mercury
1980 - present: Cape Ann


Vessel Name History

AFRICAN MERCURY

CAPE ANN

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Acquisition
12/17/1979 Trade-in title and build program
Entry
3/19/1980 Entered James River Reserve Fleet
Ship Name Change
12/30/1980 Ship AFRICAN MERCURY changes name to CAPE ANN
Activation
11/17/1990 Activated to provide logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Movement
12/1/1991 Returned to James River Reserve Fleet after service in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Interim Movement
9/6/1997 Conducting sea trial
Interim Movement
9/6/1997 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
9/22/1998 NO-Notice Turbo Activation 98-5
Interim Movement
9/22/1998 Completed Turbo Activation 98-5
Interim Movement
3/6/1999 NO-Notice Turbo Activation 99-2
Interim Movement
3/7/1999 Completed Turbo Activation 99-2
Interim Movement
5/25/1999 ENRTE: JRRF
Interim Movement
5/26/1999 Returned to JRRF. JRRF is now homeport.
Interim Movement
11/1/2000 Tow to Stevens Technical Services in NY
Interim Movement
11/3/2000 At Stevens Tech. Services for drydocking
Interim Movement
1/6/2001 Conducting sea trial
Interim Movement
1/7/2001 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
2/3/2001 Under tow to JRRF following deactivation
Interim Movement
2/6/2001 Returned from Stevens Technical Services
Interim Movement
9/14/2002 ENRTE: Norfolk VA for activation
Interim Movement
9/14/2002 At Colonnas S/Y for no-notice activation
Interim Movement
9/22/2002 Turbo Activation 02-03 sea trial
Interim Movement
9/26/2002 Completed Turbo Activation 02-03 S/T
Interim Movement
11/12/2002 Under tow to JRRF
Interim Movement
11/12/2002
Interim Movement
4/15/2003 ENRTE: Moon Engineering for downgrading
Interim Movement
4/16/2003 At Moon Engineering for downgrading
Interim Movement
5/12/2003 ENRTE: MHI S/Y in Norfolk VA to de-fuel
Interim Movement
5/12/2003 In for de-fueling
Interim Movement
7/22/2003 ENRTE: Under tow to JRRF
Interim Movement
7/22/2003 Return from downgrading and repairs
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_Ann_NHPA_History.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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