CAPE AVINOF


Cape_Avinof_Photo_1.jpg
Year Built
1963
Official Number
291026
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 Avinof, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

Vessel Name History

1963 - 1980: African Sun
1980 - 1980: Sun
1980 - present: Cape Avinof


Vessel Name History

AFRICAN SUN

CAPE AVINOF

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Acquisition
12/17/1979
Entry
4/14/1980
Ship Name Change
12/30/1980 Ship AFRICAN SUN changes name to CAPE AVINOF
Activation
1/3/1991 Activated to provide logisitcal support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Arrival
6/1/1991 Arrived at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach in California after providing logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Arrival
8/1/1991 "Arrived at Bayonne, New Jersey from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach in California"
Arrival
6/1/1992 Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet after providing logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Interim Movement
2/28/1997 ENRTE: NORSHIPCO in Norfolk VA
Interim Movement
3/1/1997 At NORSHIPCO
Interim Movement
4/7/1997 Conducting sea trial
Interim Movement
4/10/1997 Completed sea trial at new layberth
Interim Movement
9/5/1997 Conducting sea trial
Interim Movement
9/7/1997 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
3/17/2000 Turbo Activation 00-2 sea trial
Interim Movement
3/20/2000 Completed Turbo Activation 00-2
Interim Movement
7/31/2001 Shifting to new ROS berth
Interim Movement
7/31/2001 New ROS berth is Port Convington
Interim Movement
5/24/2002 Under tow to Colonna's S/Y for drydock
Interim Movement
5/28/2002 Shaft weighing while enrte Colonna's S/Y
Interim Movement
5/30/2002 Continuing tow to Colonna's S/Y
Interim Movement
5/30/2002 At Colonna's S/Y
Interim Movement
10/2/2002 Conducting sea trial to berth in B'More
Interim Movement
10/4/2002 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
4/1/2003 Under tow to Moon Engineering
Interim Movement
4/2/2003 At Moon Engineering for repairs
Interim Movement
10/17/2003 PENDING: ENRTE: JRRF
Interim Movement
10/17/2003 Return from repairs

8/1/2006

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


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

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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