Moore-McCormack

Mormaccape

SHIP NAME: Mormaccape

OFFICIAL NO:  284185

SHIP DESIGN:  C3-S-33a(MARAD Hull # 69) (1624)

BUILDER:  STodd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, San Pedro, Ca. (Hull # 74)

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CHRISTENED BY: 

LAUNCH  DATE: 

COMPLETION DATE: Delivered January 27, 1960

OVERALL LENGTH:  483'

SPEED:  24

PASSENGERS: 12

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PRIOR HISTORY: Built new.

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY:  On March 29, 1977 she went to National Defense Reserve Fleet as the SS Cape, part of 6 ship trade for 4 California Class ships.  In 1987 she became the USNS Cape Catawba  T-AK5074 for the US Navy,  National Defense Reserve Fleet as Cargo Handling Training Platform in Cheatham Annex, Va. In 2003 she went to James River Reserve Fleet, Ft. Eustis, Va.. March 24, 2008 sold for scrap to International Shipbreaking, Brownville, Texas.

   

Mormaccape

Arriving in New York with a Moran tug alongside. (Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth Copyright 2003-2004 - All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. If anyone wants copies, please email Tom at tbells@cox.net.)

The Postcard of Mormaccape enters Duluth Canal.  The Duluth-Superior Harbor is the Westerly Terminus of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Mormaccape in Rio de Janeiro harbor, 1971

 

 In Rio de Janeiro harbor, 1971. (Courtesy of site dedicated to Radio Operator Erdem Yurtseven.)

 

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