Cape_Alava_Photo_1.jpg
Year Built
1962
Official Number
289281
Ship Yard
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
C4-S-58a
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 tons
Draft, Lightweight
13.0 tons
Displacement, Summer
20110 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7300 tons
Immersion, Summer
68.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54.0 tons
Fate
--


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Historical Documents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.
Event: Status
Date: 9/30/2013

Vessel status changed to non-retention in accordance with FY13 Downgrade Plan.
Event: Disposal
Date: 10/31/2013

Stripping complete.

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


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

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


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