SS Cape Jacob (T-AK-5029)

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Cape Jacob underway
United States
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
Laid down: Unknown
Launched: 1961 as SS California
Acquired: 18 January 1962, to the Maritime Administration to be operated by States Steamship Co.
Renamed: Cape Jacob (AK-5029)
Homeport: Guam
Status: currently mothball fleet in Benicia, California. No longer active and assigned to the Pacific area, Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Three. Normally operates out of Saipan or Guam.
General characteristics
Class and type: Modular Cargo Delivery System Ship
Displacement: 8,280 long tons empty, 22,929 tons full
Length: 565 ft 0 in (172.21 m)
Beam: 76 ft 2 in (23.22 m)
Draft: 31 ft 7 in (9.63 m)
Propulsion: steam turbine, single propeller
Speed: 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Complement: Full Operational Status: 35 civilian mariners
Armament: None
Aviation facilities: None

The SS Cape Jacob is a steam turbine-driven ship, first launched as the SS California. It was to be used by the Maritime Administration, and was delivered in 1962 and put under contract to the States Steamship company. The ship was later transferred to the Military Sealift Command, and put into reserve status temporarily. It was then transferred to active duty as a prepositioning ship.


  • SS Cape Jacob (AK-5029) NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
  • List of fast sealift ships Naval Sealift command ship
  • Shipspotting site for the ship
  • Ship overview Federation of American scientists

External links

  • National Defense Reserve Fleet Inventory
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