CAPE ALAVA


Year Built
1962
Official Number
289281
Ship Yard
Ingalls SB
General Type
Break Bulk
Specific Type
Break Bulk
Ship Length
571.9 feet
Beam
75.00 feet
Mast Height
136.4 feet
Net Tons
6810 tons
Gross Tons
11310 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
30.58 feet
Draft, Lightweight
13.0 feet
Displacement, Summer
20110 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7300 tons
Immersion, Summer
68.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54.0 tons


Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment for Cape Alava, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

Vessel Name History
1962 - 1980: African Comet
1980 - present: Cape Alava
Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Acquisition
Date: 12/17/1979

Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 4/11/1980

Ship AFRICAN COMET changes name to CAPE ALAVA
Event: Entry
Date: 4/11/1980

Event: Activation
Date: 11/20/1990

Activated to provide logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Event: Arrival
Date: 1/1/1992

Arrived in Charleston South Caorlina
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/24/1997

No-notice activation to NORSHIPCO
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/24/1997

At NORSHIPCO under S/Y control
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/30/1997

Conducting sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/2/1997

Completed sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/6/1997

ENRTE: JRRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/6/1997

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/11/2003

Under tow to Moon Enginerring to de-fuel
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/11/2003

In for defueling
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/24/2003

ENRTE: Under tow to JRRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/24/2003

Completed de-fueling
Event:
Date: 1/7/2009

Vessel cleared NHPA processing.

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
12/18/2008 Cape_Alava_NHPA_History.pdf