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Cape Jacob (ex-California) (T-AK-5029)

This is the first ship to bear the name. Originally designated California, her name was changed to Cape Jacob on an unknown date.

(T-AK-5029; displacement 8,280 (light), 22,629 (full); length 565’; beam 76’; draft 32’; speed 17 knots; complement 35; class Maritime Administration-type C4-S-1u).

The first Cape Jacob (T-AK-5029) was laid down on a date unknown at News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.; delivered on 18 January 1962, to the Maritime Administration to be operated by States Steamship Co.

In the first week of May 2009, Military Sealift Command Office Korea hosted Army Col. Joel Weeks, Military Sealift Command’s director of joint plans and strategic studies, and representatives from Sealift Logistics Command Far East, U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Transportation Command, and Defense Energy Support Command Korea, visited break-bulk ship Cape Jacob and large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) at Busan, Korea.

Detailed history pending.

Christopher B. Havern Sr.

8 December 2015

Published: Wed Feb 17 14:27:29 EST 2016