FREDERICK LYKES


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Year Built
1966
Official Number
506812
Ship Yard
Avondale Marine Ways
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
C4-S-66a
Ship Length
540 feet
Beam
76 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
6320 tons
Gross Tons
10950 tons
Cargo Capacity
54033 square feet
Draft, Summer
22 tons
Draft, Lightweight
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Displacement, Summer
21840 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7178 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
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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
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Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 1/1/0001

Ship FREDERICK LYKES changes name to CAPE BOVER

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