A Ship picture that is represented by the ship name - CAPE TEXAS
Year Built
1977
Official Number
632749
Ship Yard
Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Roll On/Roll Off
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
634.3 feet
Beam
88.59 feet
Mast Height
161.4 feet
Net Tons
6534 tons
Gross Tons
21782 tons
Cargo Capacity
"87032" square feet
Draft, Summer
28.25 tons
Draft, Lightweight
13.7 tons
Displacement, Summer
24555 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
9687 tons
Immersion, Summer
95.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
73.8 tons
Fate
Still in Govt. Service


Historical Narrative



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

Vessel Name History

1977 - 1981: Reichenfels
1981 - 1993: Lyra
1993 - present: Cape Texas

Photo Captions

1.) Cape Texas, underway.  MARAD file photo.
2.) Cape Texas, underway.  MARAD file photo.
3.) Cape Texas, underway, stern view.  MARAD file photo.
4.) Cape Texas, underway.  MARAD file photo.
5.) Cape Texas, underway. MARAD file photo.
Historical Documents

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Milestones


Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 1/1/0001

Ship LYRA changes name to CAPE TEXAS
Event: Entry
Date: 2/5/1992

Event: Acquisition
Date: 1/21/1993

ex REICHENFELS/LYRA
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/9/1994

Operation "Uphold Democracy" mission.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/12/1994

Completed operation "Uphold Democracy" mission.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/22/1997

Conducting sea trial; TURBO ACT 97-1
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/24/1997

Completed sea trial at new homeport
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 4/15/1998

Conducting sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 4/16/1998

Completed sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/12/1998

No-Notice Turbo Activation 98-4
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/15/1998

Completed Turbo Activation
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 1/26/2000

Conducting sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 1/28/2000

Completed sea trial
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/24/2001

ENRTE: Tampa Ship Inc for drydocking
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/27/2001

In for scheduled drydocking
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 5/31/2001

Conducting maintenance sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/2/2001

Completed maintenance sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/4/2002

No Notice Turbo Activation. TA-02-1
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/6/2002

Turbo Activation 02-01 sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/6/2002

Completed Turbo Activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 3/8/2002

Completed Turbo Activation 02-01 S/T
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/13/2002

No Notice Turbo Activation. TA-02-3
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/16/2002

Turbo Activation 02-03 sea trial
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/16/2002

Completed Turbo Activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/20/2002

Completed Turbo Activation 02-03 S/T
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 1/17/2003

Activation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/23/2003

ENRTE: Corpus Christi TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/2/2003

End OP IRAQI FREEDOM|MARAD OPCON 5/03/03
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 12/26/2004

Conducting sea trial for OIF III | MSC OPCON 12/27/04
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 4/7/2005

Returned from OIF III | MARAD OPCON
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/6/2006

ENRTE: Bender Shipyards to perform her scheduled Dry-dock
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 5/8/2006

At Bender Shipyards to perform her scheduled Dry-dock
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/6/2006

Conducting sea trial to ROS berth
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/6/2006

Conducting sea trial to ROS berth
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/6/2006

Conducting sea trial to ROS berth
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/7/2006

Completed sea trial to ROS berth following drydocking
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/7/2006

Completed sea trial to ROS berth following drydocking
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 6/7/2006

Completed sea trial to ROS berth following drydocking
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/27/2007

No Notice Turbo Activation. TA-07-06
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 10/1/2007

Commencing sea trial for Turbo Activation TA 07-06
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 10/1/2007

Completed Turbo Activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 10/5/2007

"Completed sea trial for Turbo Activation TA 07-06 at Houston, TX."
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 5/5/2010

LVI-Large Vessel Interface Exercise MARAD OPCON
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 5/9/2010

Completed exercise.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/30/2010

No Notice Turbo Activation. TA-10-05
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 10/4/2010

Completed Turbo Activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/20/2012

No Notice Turbo Activation. TA-12-3
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/25/2012

Completed Turbo Activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 4/12/2014

Conducting maintenance sea trial.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 4/15/2014

Completed maintenance sea trial.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 12/7/2015

Conducting no notice turbo activation sea trial.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 12/16/2015

Completed turbo activation.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 5/21/2016

Conducting maintenance sea trial.
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 5/24/2016

Completed maintenance sea trial.

Ship Imagery


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