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Year Built
1968
Official Number
517717
Ship Yard
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
605.0 feet
Beam
82.00 feet
Mast Height
150.9 feet
Net Tons
10002 tons
Gross Tons
15949 tons
Cargo Capacity
70929 square feet
Draft, Summer
35.00 tons
Draft, Lightweight
12.3 tons
Displacement, Summer
31995 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
9779 tons
Immersion, Summer
91.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
74.0 tons
Fate
--


Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration has completed a National Register eligibility assessment on Cape Gibson which includes a history of the vessel.  This report can be downloaded in the documents section.

Vessel Name History

1968 - 1978: Indian Mail
1978 - 1988: President Jackson
1988 - present: Cape Gibson

Photo Captions

1.) Cape Gibson, underway.  MARAD file photo
2.) Cape Gibson at dock.  MARAD file photo.
3.) Cape Gibson underway in San Francisco Bay.  MARAD file photo.
4.) Cape Gibson at dock.  MARAD file photo.


Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 3/31/1988

Event: Acquisition
Date: 3/31/1988

ex PRES JACKSON
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/9/1998

ENRTE: San Francisco Drydock for repair
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/9/1998

At San Francisco Drydock for prop repair
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/23/1998

Conducting sea trial to Alameda CA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/24/1998

Completed sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/26/1999

Conducting sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/26/1999

Complete sea trial/MSC OPCON 10/27@0001
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/27/1999

Participating in MCDS group exercise@sea
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/12/1999

Completed MCDS Ex / MARAD OPCON 11/13/99
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/28/2001

Conducting TA-01-03 Sea Trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/29/2001

Completed TA-01-03 Sea Trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/20/2002

No Notice Activation sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/21/2002

Completed sea trial MSC OPCON 06/22/02
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/22/2002

ENRTE: Pearl Harbor HI for RIMPAC 2002
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/22/2002

Completed RIMPAC 02 | MARAD OPCON
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/4/2002

ENRTE: San Francisco Drydock for repairs
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/4/2002

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/18/2002

ENRTE: Alameda CA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/18/2002

Returned from drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/4/2002

OP ENDURING FREEDOM | MSC OPCON 12/04/02
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/9/2002

Loading cargo
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/14/2002

ENRTE: Indian Island WA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/14/2002

Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 12/1/2003

Activation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/12/2004

End OP IRAQI FREEDOM|MARAD OPCN 12/12/04
Event:
Date: 6/15/2006

Commencing RIMPAC06 Exercise
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/15/2006

Commencing RIMPAC06 Exercise
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/15/2006

Commencing RIMPAC06 Exercise
Event: Depart
Date: 7/25/2007

"Activated for Summer Exercise 07 from Alameda, CA and MSC OPCON."
Event: Arrival
Date: 8/13/2007

"Returned to Alameda, CA and MARAD OPCON after completing Summer Exercise 07."
Event: Depart
Date: 11/19/2007

"Going to BAE San Francisco, CA for drydocking."
Event: Arrival
Date: 11/19/2007

"At BAE San Francisco, CA for drydocking."
Event: Depart
Date: 12/21/2007

"Completed drydocking and returning to Alameda, CA."
Event: Arrival
Date: 12/21/2007

"At Alameda, CA following drydocking."
Event: Depart
Date: 3/25/2008

"Shifting from Pier 2 South Alameda, CA to Pier 2 North at 0845PDT."
Event: Arrival
Date: 3/25/2008

"Completed shift to Pier 2 North Alameda, CA at 0908PDT."
Event: Depart
Date: 3/31/2008

"Under tow to BAE S/Y San Francisco, CA at 0638PDT."
Event: Arrival
Date: 3/31/2008

"Completed tow to BAE S/Y San Francisco, CA at 0809PDT."
Event: Depart
Date: 6/29/2008

"Leaving San Francisco, CA for RIMPAC 08 exercise."
Event: Arrival
Date: 7/28/2008

"Completed RIMPAC 08 exercise at Alameda, CA."
Event: Homeport Change
Date: 11/20/2008

Vessels homeport changed from Alameda to SBRF.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/20/2008

Vessel arrived at SBRF on 11/20/2008 at 1340 PST.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/20/2008

Departed Alameda, CA at 0804 PST to SBRF.
Event:
Date: 10/1/2009

"Vessel moved to Galveston, TX to become new school ship for Texas Maritime Academy."
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/1/2009

Vessel moved to Galveston, TX to become new school ship for Texas Maritime Academy.
Event:
Date: 10/19/2009

Vessel is new Texas Maritime Academy school ship.
Event: Interim Hold
Date: 1/24/2012

Projected fleet entry and FY14 downgrade.
Event:
Date: 2/3/2012

Event:
Date: 2/7/2012

Event:
Date: 3/8/2012

Event: Location
Date: 4/4/2012

Vessel entered BRF.
Event: Non-Retention
Date: 9/30/2014

Vessel downgraded to non-retention
Event: Disposal
Date: 11/16/2015


Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
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