Cape_Avinof_Photo_1.jpg
Year Built
1963
Official Number
291026
Ship Yard
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
--
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
30.50 tons
Draft, Lightweight
13.0 tons
Displacement, Summer
20110 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7382 tons
Immersion, Summer
68.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54.0 tons
Fate
--


Historical Narrative



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

Vessel Name History

1963 - 1980: African Sun
1980 - 1980: Sun
1980 - present: Cape Avinof
Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Acquisition
Date: 12/17/1979

Event: Entry
Date: 4/14/1980

Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 12/30/1980

Ship AFRICAN SUN changes name to CAPE AVINOF
Event: Activation
Date: 1/3/1991

Activated to provide logisitcal support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Event: Arrival
Date: 6/1/1991

Arrived at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach in California after providing logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Event: Arrival
Date: 8/1/1991

"Arrived at Bayonne, New Jersey from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach in California"
Event: Arrival
Date: 6/1/1992

Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet after providing logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/28/1997

ENRTE: NORSHIPCO in Norfolk VA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/1/1997

At NORSHIPCO
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/7/1997

Conducting sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/10/1997

Completed sea trial at new layberth
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/5/1997

Conducting sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/7/1997

Completed sea trial
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: 7/31/2001

Shifting to new ROS berth
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/31/2001

New ROS berth is Port Convington
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/24/2002

Under tow to Colonna's S/Y for drydock
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/28/2002

Shaft weighing while enrte Colonna's S/Y
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/30/2002

Continuing tow to Colonna's S/Y
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/30/2002

At Colonna's S/Y
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/2/2002

Conducting sea trial to berth in B'More
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/4/2002

Completed sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/1/2003

Under tow to Moon Engineering
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/2/2003

At Moon Engineering for repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/17/2003

PENDING: ENRTE: JRRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/17/2003

Return from repairs
Event:
Date: 8/1/2006


Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


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

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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