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.