A Ship picture that is represented by the ship name - CAPE JOHN
Year Built
1963
Official Number
290262
Ship Yard
National Steel and Shipbuilding
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
565.0 feet
Beam
76.00 feet
Mast Height
139.0 feet
Net Tons
8180 tons
Gross Tons
12724 tons
Cargo Capacity
55198 square feet
Draft, Summer
31.50 tons
Draft, Lightweight
13.3 tons
Displacement, Summer
22629 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
8253 tons
Immersion, Summer
71.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
69.0 tons
Fate
--


Historical Narrative



There is no historical narrative for this vessel at this time; however, the Maritime Administration has completed a National Register eligibilty assessment of Cape John, which includes a history of the vessel.  The assessment can be found in the "Documents" section.

Vessel Name History

1963 - 1974: C. E. Dant
1974 - 1993: Santa Ana
1993 - present: Cape John

Photo Captions

1.) Bow view of Cape John while berthed at the Beaumont Reserve Fleet.  Circa 2010.  MARAD File Photo.

2.) Stern view of Cape John while berthed at the Beaumont Reserve Fleet.  Circa 2010.  MARAD File Photo.
Mission
Mission Name
Operations Desert Shield/Storm/Sortie
Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Acquisition
Date: 11/15/1979

Event: Entry
Date: 5/27/1980

Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 6/1/1993

Ship SANTA ANA changes name to CAPE JOHN
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/16/1998

ENRTE: CBH Services for activation
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/16/1998

At CBH Service for activation (TA 98-3)
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/29/1998

Conducting Turbo Activation 98-3
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/1/1998

Completed Turbo Activation/Deactivation
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/10/2000

Conducting sea trial to Morehead City NC
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/13/2000

Completed sea trial/ MSC OPCON for JTFEX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/15/2000

Vessel sailed to commence exercise
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/26/2000

Returned for in port training
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/29/2000

ENRTE: Violet LA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/2/2000

Completed JTFEX 2000 / MARAD OPCON
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/12/2001

ENRTE: New homeport in Orange TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/15/2001

New homeport is City Docks Orange TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/12/2002

Sea trial to Naval WS Earle NJ
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/18/2002

At NWS Earle NJ | MSC OPCON 11/15/02
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/31/2002

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/16/2003

Proceeding to Hurricane Evacuation Area
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/22/2003

Return from Hurricane Evacuation Area
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/22/2003

Conducting sea trial to NOLA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/27/2003

Completed sea trial | MARAD OPCON
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/14/2003

Under tow to Tampa S/Y for drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/18/2003

In for drydocking and deactivatiion
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/26/2004

Departure (tow) from Tampa Shipyard after completion of deactivation/Dry-docking to BRF.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/30/2004

Arrived BRF @ 1400 on March 30, 2004 from Tampa Shipyard upon completion of deactivation and drydocking.
Event: Disposal
Date: 6/1/2012

Vessel cleared historic review.
Event: Sold Awaiting Removal
Date: 5/5/2014

Vessel under domestic sale contract with ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 6/3/2014

Vessel departed under domestic sale contract.

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
5/16/2012 Cape John National Register Eligibility Assessment.pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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