Christopher Lykes - U.S.A.

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The general cargo / container ship Christopher Lykes is seen in this photograph while underway at Durban, South Africa during June of 1976. Photograph courtesy Kevin Moore from Willem VanMaanen's collection

This ship was built in the United States and entered service in 1963 as (a) Christopher Lykes. She sailed her entire career under this name and owned by Lykes Bros. In July of 1985 she was withdrawn from merchant service and transferred to the United States Maritime Administration, renamed (b) Cape Catoche and laid up in the reserve fleet. If required the United States Military Command will re-activate her to transport military equipment to potential was zones around the world.

Thanks to the World Ship Society's Marine News, The Fairplay Internet Register and past Lloyd's Registers

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Posted: February 22, 2001       Last Revised: February 22, 2001
Photo courtesy : Kevin Moore & Willem VanMaanen - Copyright © - 1976, 2001

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