A Ship picture that is represented by the ship name - CAPE RAY
Year Built
1977
Official Number
993577
Ship Yard
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Roll On/Roll Off
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
648.0 feet
Beam
105.64 feet
Mast Height
152.5 feet
Net Tons
7514 tons
Gross Tons
14825 tons
Cargo Capacity
132209 square feet
Draft, Summer
32.81 tons
Draft, Lightweight
14.4 tons
Displacement, Summer
35358 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
12989 tons
Immersion, Summer
125.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
88.0 tons
Fate
Still in Govt. Service


Historical Narrative



There is no historical narrative for this vessel at this time.

Vessel Name History

1977 - 1981: Seaspeed Asia
1981 - 1994: Saudi Makkah
1994 - present: Cape Ray

Photo Captions

Photo 1: A port quarter view of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) vehicle transport ship CAPE RAY (T-AKR-6663) tied up at the Moon Engineering Company near Norfolk, Va. Photograph taken August 26, 1994.  Image courtesy of US Navy.

Photo 2: The bow and forcastle deck of Cape Ray.  Maritime Administration image.
Mission
Mission Name
Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom
Historical Documents
Name Expand Download
CAPE Ray Construction Profile and Deck Plan.pdf The default expand picture that is represented by a plus sign The default generic picture representing a download icon
CAPE Ray Design Presentation.pdf The default expand picture that is represented by a plus sign The default generic picture representing a download icon

Milestones


Event: Acquisition
Date: 4/29/1993

Event: Entry
Date: 5/4/1993

Entered James River Reserve Fleet
Event: Vessel Name Change
Date: 2/1/1994

Vessel name changed from SAUDI MAKKAH to CAPE RAY
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/11/1997

Conducting sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/13/1997

Completed sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 8/31/1998

ENRTE: Baltimore Marine Inc.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/1/1998

At Baltimore Marine Inc. for stern ramp
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 11/3/1998

Conducting sea trial to Portsmouth VA
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 11/5/1998

Completed sea trial at ROS outport berth
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/13/1999

ENRTE: N. Florida S/Y in Jacksonville FL
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/15/1999

At N. Florida S/Y for spar desk install
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/19/1999

ENRTE: Moon Engineering in Portsmouth VA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/21/1999

Return after spar deck install at NFLSY
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/8/1999

Under tow to BMI B'more MD w/ETA 7/9/99
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/9/1999

At BMI for drydocking
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/10/1999

Conducting maintenance sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/12/1999

Completed sea trial to layberth
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 7/11/2000

Conducting Maintenance Activation S/T
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 7/13/2000

Completed Maintenance Activation S/T
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 12/21/2000

Turbo Activation 01-02 sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 12/22/2000

Completed Turbo Activation 01-02 S/T
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 10/3/2001

Turbo Activation 01-06 sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 10/4/2001

Completed Turbo Activation 01-06 S/T
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 8/27/2002

Turbo Activation 02-02 sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 8/29/2002

Completed Turbo Activation 02-02 S/T
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 11/19/2002

Conducting sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 11/22/2002

Completed sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 1/24/2003

Activation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 5/17/2003

End OP IRAQI FREEDOM|MARAD OPCON 5/16/03
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 12/22/2004

Activating for OIF | MSC OPCON 12/06/04
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/30/2005

Returned from OIF | MARAD OPCON
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/18/2006

No Notice Turbo Activation. TA-06-05
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/23/2006

Completed Turbo Activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/26/2008

No Notice Turbo Activation. TA-08-05
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 10/1/2008

Completed Turbo Activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 11/19/2013

Activated to support OPCW.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/17/2014

Completed mission and returned to Portsmouth, VA.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/20/2015

Conducting post drydock maintenance sea trial.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/23/2015

Completed sea trial.

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
1/16/1976 Historical CAPE Ray Construction Profile and Deck Plan.pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.
1/1/1976 Historical CAPE Ray Design Presentation.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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