CAPE ALEXANDER


Year Built
1962
Official Number
289792
Ship Yard
Ingalls SB
General Type
Break Bulk
Specific Type
Breakbulk (w/SEF)
Ship Length
571.9 feet
Beam
75.00 feet
Mast Height
136.4 feet
Net Tons
6810 tons
Gross Tons
11310 tons
Cargo Capacity
"42789" square feet
Draft, Summer
30.58 feet
Draft, Lightweight
13.0 feet
Displacement, Summer
20110 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7382 tons
Immersion, Summer
68.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54.0 tons


Historical Narrative



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

Vessel Name History
1962 - 1980: African Meteor
1980 - 1980: Meteor
1980 - present: Cape Alexander
Historical Documents
Name Expand Download

Milestones


Event: Acquisition
Date: 12/17/1979

Title trade-in and build program
Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 4/1/1980

Ship AFRICAN METEOR changes name to CAPE ALEXANDER
Event: Entry
Date: 4/1/1980

Entered James River Reserve Fleet
Event: Activation
Date: 8/2/1990

Activated to provide logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Event: Movement
Date: 8/1/1991

Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet after service in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/28/1998

ENRTE: Stevens Tech in Brooklyn NY
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/30/1998

At Stevens Tech for downgrading
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/7/1998

Conducting sea trial to Baltimore MD
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/8/1998

Completed sea trial at layberth
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/17/2000

Turbo Activation 00-2 sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/20/2000

Completed Turbo Activation 00-2
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 8/3/2001

Shifting to new ROS Berth
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 8/3/2001

New ROS Berth is Port Covington
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/7/2002

Turbo Activation 02-01 sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/8/2002

Completed Turbo Activation 02-01 S/T
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/22/2002

Shifting from Pier 6 to Pier 13
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/22/2002

Completed shift to Pier 13 from Pier 6
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/3/2003

ENRTE: JRRF for NDRF layup
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/4/2003

New Homeport is JRRF
Event:
Date: 8/1/2006

Event: Section 106 evaluation completed.
Date: 12/18/2008

Event: Section 106 consultation completed.
Date: 1/7/2009


Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


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