CAPE JOHN


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Year Built
1963
Official Number
290262
Shipyard
National Steel and Shipbuilding
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
565 feet
Beam
76 feet
Mast Height
139 feet
Net Tons
8180 tons
Gross Tons
12724 tons
Cargo Capacity
55198 square feet
Draft, Summer
31.5 tons
Draft, Lightweight
13.3 tons
Displacement, Summer
22629 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
8253 tons
Immersion, Summer
71 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
69 tons
Fate
Still in Govt. Service

Historical Narrative



There is no historical narrative for this vessel at this time; however, the Maritime Administration has completed a National Register eligibilty assessment of Cape John, which includes a history of the vessel.  The assessment can be found in the "Documents" section.

Vessel Name History

1963 - 1974: C. E. Dant
1974 - 1993: Santa Ana
1993 - present: Cape John

Photo Captions

1.) Bow view of Cape John while berthed at the Beaumont Reserve Fleet.  Circa 2010.  MARAD File Photo.

2.) Stern view of Cape John while berthed at the Beaumont Reserve Fleet.  Circa 2010.  MARAD File Photo.


Vessel Name History

C. E. DANT

CAPE JOHN

SANTA ANA

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Acquisition
11/15/1979
Entry
5/27/1980
Ship Name Change
6/1/1993 Ship SANTA ANA changes name to CAPE JOHN
Interim Movement
9/16/1998 ENRTE: CBH Services for activation
Interim Movement
9/16/1998 At CBH Service for activation (TA 98-3)
Interim Movement
9/29/1998 Conducting Turbo Activation 98-3
Interim Movement
10/1/1998 Completed Turbo Activation/Deactivation
Interim Movement
10/10/2000 Conducting sea trial to Morehead City NC
Interim Movement
10/13/2000 Completed sea trial/ MSC OPCON for JTFEX
Interim Movement
10/15/2000 Vessel sailed to commence exercise
Interim Movement
10/26/2000 Returned for in port training
Interim Movement
10/29/2000 ENRTE: Violet LA
Interim Movement
11/2/2000 Completed JTFEX 2000 / MARAD OPCON
Interim Movement
10/12/2001 ENRTE: New homeport in Orange TX
Interim Movement
10/15/2001 New homeport is City Docks Orange TX
Interim Movement
11/12/2002 Sea trial to Naval WS Earle NJ
Interim Movement
11/18/2002 At NWS Earle NJ | MSC OPCON 11/15/02
Interim Movement
12/31/2002
Interim Movement
9/16/2003 Proceeding to Hurricane Evacuation Area
Interim Movement
9/22/2003 Return from Hurricane Evacuation Area
Interim Movement
10/22/2003 Conducting sea trial to NOLA
Interim Movement
10/27/2003 Completed sea trial | MARAD OPCON
Interim Movement
12/14/2003 Under tow to Tampa S/Y for drydocking
Interim Movement
12/18/2003 In for drydocking and deactivatiion
Interim Movement
3/26/2004 Departure (tow) from Tampa Shipyard after completion of deactivation/Dry-docking to BRF.
Interim Movement
3/30/2004 Arrived BRF @ 1400 on March 30, 2004 from Tampa Shipyard upon completion of deactivation and drydocking.
Disposal
6/1/2012 Vessel cleared historic review.
Sold Awaiting Removal
5/5/2014 Vessel under domestic sale contract with ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX.
Withdrawal
6/3/2014 Vessel departed under domestic sale contract.

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Download
5/16/2012 Cape John National Register Eligibility Assessment.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


No ship wreck information for this vessel