CAPE LAMBERT


A Ship picture that is represented by the ship name - CAPE LAMBERT
Year Built
1973
Official Number
681926
Ship Yard
Port Weller Drydocks
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Roll On/Roll Off
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
682.0 feet
Beam
75.00 feet
Mast Height
137.0 feet
Net Tons
10164 tons
Gross Tons
15005 tons
Cargo Capacity
56600 square feet
Draft, Summer
30.50 tons
Draft, Lightweight
17.0 tons
Displacement, Summer
30375 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
12000 tons
Immersion, Summer
100.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
81.0 tons
Fate
--


Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration has completed a National Register of Historic Places eligibility assessment for Cape Lambert which includes a narrative history of the vessel.  It can be viewed in the Documents section.

Vessel Name History

1973 - 1986: Avon Forest
1986 - 1987: Federal Lakes
1987 - present: Cape Lambert

Photo Captions


1.) Cape Lambert, assisted by a tug boat.  Port side view.  MARAD file photo.  Date unknown.
2.) Cape Lambert berthed at Beaumont Reserve Fleet.  Stern view.  MARAD file photo.  Date unknown.
3.) Cape Lambert at layberth.  Starboard side view.  MARAD file photo.  Date unknown.
4.)
M/V Avon Forest, view of the starboard bow with shell doors open, Macquarie Wharf No. 2, Hobart, Tasmania. Photograph by William Edward Burton, wburton@iinet.net.au. Used with permission. Date: Late 1979.
5.) M/V Avon Forest, view from the starboard quarter with shell doors open, Mac
quarie Wharf No. 2, Hobart, Tasmania. Photograph by William Edward Burton, wburton@iinet.net.au. Used with permission. Date: Late 1979.
Mission
Mission Name
Operations Desert Shield/Storm/Sortie
Historical Documents
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CAPE LAMBERT Cargo Lashing Plan (hand drawn).pdf The default expand picture that is represented by a plus sign The default generic picture representing a download icon

Milestones


Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 11/2/1987

Ship FEDERAL LAKES changes name to CAPE LAMBERT
Event: Acquisition
Date: 11/2/1987

MARAD purchased the vessel
Event: Entry
Date: 11/2/1987

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/14/1997

ENRTE: Moon Engineering
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/15/1997

At Moon Engineering
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/3/1997

Conducting sea trial to Wilmington NC
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/4/1997

Completed sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/27/1998

ENRTE: GMD S/Y for drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/29/1998

At GMD S/Y for drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/7/1998

Conducting sea trial to Wilimington NC
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/9/1998

Completed sea trial to Wilmington NC
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/13/1999

Under tow to State Port Pier
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/13/1999

At State Port Pier
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/18/1999

ENRTE: Returing to layberth
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/18/1999

Returned from State Port Pier
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/20/1999

Conducting sea trial to Norfolk VA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/22/1999

Completed sea trial at Colonna's S/Y
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/14/2000

Under tow to JRRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/14/2000

New homeport is JRRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/30/2001

Tow to Colonna S/Y for TA-01-04
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/30/2001

At Colonna S/Y for Turbo Act. 01-04
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/8/2001

Turbo Activation 01-04 sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/9/2001

Completed Turbo Activation 01-04 S/T
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/28/2002

ENRTE: JRRF w/ETA 01/28/02 @ 1100
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/28/2002

Returned from Colonna's Shipyard
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/6/2002

Under tow to BMI S/Y for drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/7/2002

At BMI Shipyard for drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/25/2003

Conducting sea trial|MSC OPCON 03/28/03
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/27/2003

Return /f OP IRAQI FREEDOM|New Homeport
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/20/2003

Under tow to Tampa S/Y for drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/28/2003

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/20/2003

Under tow to Wilmington NC
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/26/2003

Return from drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/22/2004

Turbo Activation 04-6 sea trial | MSC OPCON
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/25/2004

Completed Turbo Activation 04-6 sea trial | MARAD OPCON
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/31/2006

Event:
Date: 2/5/2009

NDRF Status changed from Military Useful to Emergency Sealift as of 2-5-09.
Event: Status
Date: 9/30/2013

Vessel status changed to non-retention in accordance with FY13 Downgrade Plan.
Event: Disposal
Date: 9/30/2014

Vessel downgraded to disposal
Event: Sold Awaiting Removal
Date: 2/19/2015

Vessel under domestic sale contract with International Shipbreaking, LTD in Brownsville, TX.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 3/31/2015

Vessel departed BRF under domestic sale contract with International Shipbreaking, LTD in Brownsville, TX.

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
9/26/2014 Cape Lambert 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.
2/10/1995 Historical CAPE LAMBERT Cargo Lashing Plan (hand drawn).pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.

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