CAPE BOVER


Year Built
1966
Official Number
506812
Ship Yard
Avondale Shipyards
General Type
Break Bulk
Specific Type
Break Bulk
Ship Length
540 feet
Beam
76 feet
Mast Height
143.0 feet
Net Tons
6320 tons
Gross Tons
10950 tons
Cargo Capacity
"54033" square feet
Draft, Summer
22 tons
Draft, Lightweight
12.6 tons
Displacement, Summer
21840 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7178 tons
Immersion, Summer
69.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54.0 tons


Historical Narrative



Cape Bover is a break-bulk cargo ship, built for the Lykes Brothers Steam Ship Company in 1967 as Frederick Lykes

The Maritime Administration purchased the vessel in 1989 and renamed it Cape Bover.  Part of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), it was anchored in the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet until 1990, when the Maritime Administration shifted it to a lay berth at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. While part of the RRF, Cape Bover engaged in cargo operations duringOperation DESERT STORM. 

In February 2004, the vessel was downgraded to the National Defense Reserve Fleet retention program where it is currently in logistic support status as a source of major equipment spares for the training ship Kennedy (ex-Cape Bon).  Its three sister ships, the Cape Breton,  Cape Borda, and Cape Blanco, are in a non-retention status.

Vessel Name History


1967 - 1985: Frederick Lykes
1985 - present: Cape Bover

Photo Captions

1.) Cape Bover, with tugs.  MARAD file photo.
2.) Cape Bover, dockside.  MARAD file photo.
3.) Cape Bover, dockside.  MARAD file photo.
4.) Cape Bover, in the Suisun Bay Reserve fleet, bow view.  MARAD file photo.
5.) Cape Bover, in the Suisun Bay Reserve fleet, stern view.  MARAD file photo.
Historical Documents

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Milestones


Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 1/11/1985

Ship FREDERICK LYKES changes name to CAPE BOVER
Event: Acquisition
Date: 1/11/1985

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/8/1997

Conducting bay trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/8/1997

Completed bay trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/19/1998

Conducting activation sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/20/1998

Completed activation sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/9/1999

No Turbo Notice Activation seatrial 00-1
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/10/1999

Completed TA 00-1
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/25/2002

ENRTE: San Francisco Drydock
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/25/2002

At San Francisco Drydock
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/12/2002

ENRTE: Alameda Point
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/12/2002

Returned from San Francisco Drydock
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/20/2002

Maintenance Activation sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/22/2002

Completed Maintenance Activation S/T
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/17/2003

New Homeport is SBRF

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Documents


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