CAPE GIBSON


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Year Built
1968
Official Number
517717
Shipyard
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
605 feet
Beam
82 feet
Mast Height
150.9 feet
Net Tons
10002 tons
Gross Tons
15949 tons
Cargo Capacity
70929 square feet
Draft, Summer
35 tons
Draft, Lightweight
12.3 tons
Displacement, Summer
31995 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
9779 tons
Immersion, Summer
91 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
74 tons
Fate
Sold - Scrap

Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration has completed a National Register eligibility assessment on Cape Gibson which includes a history of the vessel.  This report can be downloaded in the documents section.

Vessel Name History

1968 - 1978: Indian Mail
1978 - 1988: President Jackson
1988 - present: Cape Gibson

Photo Captions

1.) Cape Gibson, underway.  MARAD file photo
2.) Cape Gibson at dock.  MARAD file photo.
3.) Cape Gibson underway in San Francisco Bay.  MARAD file photo.
4.) Cape Gibson at dock.  MARAD file photo.



Vessel Name History

CAPE GIBSON

INDIAN MAIL

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Entry
3/31/1988
Acquisition
3/31/1988 ex PRES JACKSON
Interim Movement
2/9/1998 ENRTE: San Francisco Drydock for repair
Interim Movement
2/9/1998 At San Francisco Drydock for prop repair
Interim Movement
4/23/1998 Conducting sea trial to Alameda CA
Interim Movement
4/24/1998 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
10/26/1999 Conducting sea trial
Interim Movement
10/26/1999 Complete sea trial/MSC OPCON 10/27@0001
Interim Movement
10/27/1999 Participating in MCDS group exercise@sea
Interim Movement
11/12/1999 Completed MCDS Ex / MARAD OPCON 11/13/99
Interim Movement
5/28/2001 Conducting TA-01-03 Sea Trial
Interim Movement
5/29/2001 Completed TA-01-03 Sea Trial
Interim Movement
6/20/2002 No Notice Activation sea trial
Interim Movement
6/21/2002 Completed sea trial MSC OPCON 06/22/02
Interim Movement
6/22/2002 ENRTE: Pearl Harbor HI for RIMPAC 2002
Interim Movement
7/22/2002 Completed RIMPAC 02 | MARAD OPCON
Interim Movement
11/4/2002 ENRTE: San Francisco Drydock for repairs
Interim Movement
11/4/2002
Interim Movement
11/18/2002 ENRTE: Alameda CA
Interim Movement
11/18/2002 Returned from drydocking
Interim Movement
12/4/2002 OP ENDURING FREEDOM | MSC OPCON 12/04/02
Interim Movement
12/9/2002 Loading cargo
Interim Movement
12/14/2002 ENRTE: Indian Island WA
Interim Movement
12/14/2002
Vessel Activation
12/1/2003 Activation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Interim Movement
12/12/2004 End OP IRAQI FREEDOM|MARAD OPCN 12/12/04

6/15/2006 Commencing RIMPAC06 Exercise
Interim Movement
6/15/2006 Commencing RIMPAC06 Exercise
Interim Movement
6/15/2006 Commencing RIMPAC06 Exercise
Depart
7/25/2007 "Activated for Summer Exercise 07 from Alameda, CA and MSC OPCON."
Arrival
8/13/2007 "Returned to Alameda, CA and MARAD OPCON after completing Summer Exercise 07."
Depart
11/19/2007 "Going to BAE San Francisco, CA for drydocking."
Arrival
11/19/2007 "At BAE San Francisco, CA for drydocking."
Depart
12/21/2007 "Completed drydocking and returning to Alameda, CA."
Arrival
12/21/2007 "At Alameda, CA following drydocking."
Depart
3/25/2008 "Shifting from Pier 2 South Alameda, CA to Pier 2 North at 0845PDT."
Arrival
3/25/2008 "Completed shift to Pier 2 North Alameda, CA at 0908PDT."
Depart
3/31/2008 "Under tow to BAE S/Y San Francisco, CA at 0638PDT."
Arrival
3/31/2008 "Completed tow to BAE S/Y San Francisco, CA at 0809PDT."
Depart
6/29/2008 "Leaving San Francisco, CA for RIMPAC 08 exercise."
Arrival
7/28/2008 "Completed RIMPAC 08 exercise at Alameda, CA."
Homeport Change
11/20/2008 Vessels homeport changed from Alameda to SBRF.
Interim Movement
11/20/2008 Vessel arrived at SBRF on 11/20/2008 at 1340 PST.
Interim Movement
11/20/2008 Departed Alameda, CA at 0804 PST to SBRF.

10/1/2009 "Vessel moved to Galveston, TX to become new school ship for Texas Maritime Academy."
Interim Movement
10/1/2009 Vessel moved to Galveston, TX to become new school ship for Texas Maritime Academy.

10/19/2009 Vessel is new Texas Maritime Academy school ship.
Interim Hold
1/24/2012 Projected fleet entry and FY14 downgrade.

2/3/2012

2/7/2012

3/8/2012
Location
4/4/2012 Vessel entered BRF.
Non-Retention
9/30/2014 Vessel downgraded to non-retention
Disposal
11/16/2015

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Download
11/5/2014 Cape Gibson National Register Eligibility Assessment.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


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