Cape Isabel & Cape Inscription are two members of the Cape I class of Ro-Ro cargo ships in service with the Military Sealift Command as part of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). Both ships were laid down at Bath Iron Works in the mid 1970's as commercial cargo ships and served in those trades until they were both sold to MARAD in the mid 1980's and converted for US Navy use.
Both ships are maintained here at their Long Beach layberth in ROS-5 status, meaning they can be ready for deployment in 5 days or less. Both ships were activated and deployed in early 2007 and trasported cargo and vehicles for the US Army's 81st Armor Brigade to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
By McMaster_de @ 2010-07-29 20:56:13