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National Defense Reserve Fleet and the Jones Act

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National Defense Reserve Fleet and the Jones Act

The civil service crew members and officers aboard National Defense Reserve Fleet ships are Jones Act Seaman. If they are injured aboard the vessel they have most of the same rights that Jones Act Seaman have that work aboard private vessels. If you are injured aboard a USA owed vessel then your case will fall under the Suits in Admiralty Act and/or the Public Vessel Act. All injury lawsuits under the Suits in Admiralty Act or the Public Vessel Act must be filed in US Federal District Court.

The Federal Courts are made up of Circuits. For example, if you file a lawsuit in California will be heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most Suits in Admiralty Act lawsuits can be filed in the Federal District where the injured Seaman resides.

NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEET INVENTORY

DIVISION OF SEALIFT OPERATIONS

RRF - Barge Ship Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
CAPE FAREWELL Gulf AK 5073 1973 C9-S-81d BRF, Beaumont, TX RRF
CAPE FLATTERY Gulf AK 5070 1973 C9-S-81d BRF, Beaumont, TX RRF
CAPE MAY Atlantic AKR5063 1972 C8-S-82a Norfolk, VA RRF
CAPE MOHICAN Pacific AKR5065 1973 C8-S-82a Alameda, CA RRF

RRF - Break Bulk Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
CAPE JACOB Pacific TAK5029 1961 C4-S-1u Diego Garcia, RRF
CURTISS Pacific T-AVB 4 1969 C5-S-78a San Diego, CA RRF
WRIGHT Atlantic T-AVB 3 1970 C5-S-78a Baltimore, MD RRF

RRF - Crane Ship Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
CORNHUSKER STATE Atlantic T-ACS 6 1969 C5-S-MA73c Newport News, VA RRF
FLICKERTAIL STATE Atlantic T-ACS 5 1967 C5-S-MA73c Newport News, VA RRF
GEM STATE Pacific T-ACS 2 1966 C6-S-MA1qd Alameda, CA RRF
GOPHER STATE Atlantic T-ACS 4 1972 C5-S-MA73c Newport News, VA RRF
GRAND CANYON STATE Pacific T-ACS 3 1965 C6-S-MA1qd Alameda, CA RRF
KEYSTONE STATE Pacific T-ACS 1 1966 C6-S-MA1qd Alameda, CA RRF

RRF - Roll-On/Roll-Off Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
ADM. WM.M. CALLAGHAN Pacific AKR1001 1967 Gas Turbine Alameda, CA RRF
ALGOL (AKR-287) Pacific T-AKR 287 1972 Navy Cargo Alameda, CA RRF
ALTAIR (AKR-291) Gulf T-AKR 291 1973 Navy Cargo Marrerro, LA RRF
ANTARES (AKR-294) Atlantic T-AKR 294 1973 Navy Cargo Baltimore, MD RRF
BELLATRIX (AKR-288) Gulf T-AKR 288 1973 Navy Cargo Marrerro, LA RRF
CAPE DECISION Atlantic AKR5054 1973 G1-Dsl/S Charleston, SC RRF
CAPE DIAMOND Atlantic AKR5055 1972 G1-Dsl/F Charleston, SC RRF
CAPE DOMINGO Atlantic AKR5053 1973 G1-Dsl/F Charleston, SC RRF
CAPE DOUGLAS Atlantic AKR5052 1973 G1-Dsl/S Charleston, SC RRF
CAPE DUCATO Atlantic AKR5051 1972 G1-Dsl/S Charleston, SC RRF
CAPE EDMONT Atlantic AKR5069 1971 G0-Dsl/S Charleston, SC RRF
CAPE HENRY Pacific AKR5067 1979 G2-Dsl/Japan San Franscisco, CA RRF
CAPE HORN Pacific AKR5068 1979 G2-Dsl/N San Franscisco, CA RRF
CAPE HUDSON Pacific AKR5066 1979 G2-Dsl/N San Franscisco, CA RRF
CAPE INSCRIPTION Pacific AKR5076 1976 C7-S-95a Long Beach, CA RRF
CAPE INTREPID Pacific T-AKR11 1976 C7-S-95a Tacoma, WA RRF
CAPE ISABEL Pacific AKR5062 1976 C7-S-95a Long Beach, CA RRF
CAPE ISLAND Pacific T-AKR10 1977 C7-S-95a Tacoma, WA RRF
CAPE KENNEDY Gulf AKR5083 1979 Dsl/Netherld New Orleans, LA RRF
CAPE KNOX Gulf AKR5082 1978 Dsl/Netherld New Orleans, LA RRF
CAPE ORLANDO Pacific AKR2044 1981 Dsl/Sweden Alameda, CA RRF
CAPE RACE Atlantic AKR9960 1977 Dsl/Japan Portsmouth, VA RRF
CAPE RAY Atlantic AKR9679 1977 Dsl/Japan Portsmouth, VA RRF
CAPE RISE Atlantic AKR9678 1977 Dsl/Japan Portsmouth, VA RRF
CAPE TAYLOR Gulf AKR 113 1977 Dsl/Japan Houston, TX RRF
CAPE TEXAS Gulf AKR 112 1977 Dsl/Japan Houston, TX RRF
CAPE TRINITY Gulf AKR9711 1977 Dsl/Germany Houston, TX RRF
CAPE VICTORY Gulf AKR9701 1984 Dsl/Italy BRF, Beaumont, TX RRF
CAPE VINCENT Gulf AKR9666 1984 Dsl/Italy BRF, Beaumont, TX RRF
CAPE WASHINGTON Atlantic AKR9961 1982 Dsl/Poland Baltimore, MD RRF
CAPE WRATH Atlantic AKR9962 1982 Dsl/Poland Baltimore, MD RRF
CAPELLA (AKR-293) Pacific T-AKR 293 1972 Navy Cargo Alameda, CA RRF
DENEBOLA (AKR-289) Atlantic T-AKR 289 1973 Navy Cargo Baltimore, MD RRF
POLLUX (AKR-290) Atlantic T-AKR 290 1973 Navy Cargo Philadelphia, PA RRF
REGULUS (AKR-292) Atlantic T-AKR 292 1972 Navy Cargo Philadelphia, PA RRF

RRF - Tanker Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
PETERSBURG Gulf AOT9101 1963 Stm/50K Alameda, CA RRF

Retention - Barge Ship Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
CAPE FEAR Pacific AK 5061 1971 C8-S-81b SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Emergency Sealift
CAPE FLORIDA Gulf AK 5071 1971 C8-S-81b BRF, Beaumont, TX Emergency Sealift
CAPE MENDOCINO Atlantic AKR5064 1972 C8-S-82a JRRF, James River, VA Emergency Sealift

Retention - Break Bulk Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
CAPE ALAVA Atlantic AK 5012 1962 C4-S-58a JRRF, James River, VA Training Use
CAPE ANN Atlantic AK 5009 1962 C4-S-58a JRRF, James River, VA Training Use
CAPE AVINOF Atlantic AK 5013 1963 C4-S-58a JRRF, James River, VA Training Use
CAPE BOVER Pacific AK 5057 1966 C4-S-66a SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Logistics Support
CAPE CHALMERS Atlantic AK 5036 1963 C3-S-37c Charleston, SC Training Use
CAPE GIBSON Gulf AK 5051 1968 C5-S-75a Galveston, TX School Ship
CAPE GIRARDEAU Pacific AK 2039 1968 C5-S-75a SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Emergency Sealift
CAPE JOHN Gulf TAK5022 1963 C4-S-1u BRF, Beaumont, TX Emergency Sealift
CAPE JUBY Atlantic TAK5077 1962 C4-S-1u JRRF, James River, VA Logistics Support
CAPE NOME Atlantic AK 1014 1969 C5-S-78a JRRF, James River, VA Logistics Support
DEL MONTE Atlantic 1968 C3-S-76a Little Creek, VA Training Use
SAVANNAH Atlantic 1962 P2-N1-MA40a Baltimore, MD National Register

Retention - Crane Ship Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
DIAMOND STATE Gulf T-ACS 7 1960 C6-S-MA1xb BRF, Beaumont, TX Logistics Support
GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE Pacific T-ACS 9 1965 C6-S-MA60d SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Logistics Support

Retention - Military (Non
Commercial) Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
KINGS POINTER Atlantic 1984 NAVY OcnSurv Kings Point, NY School Ship
STATE OF MICHIGAN HQ T-AGOS6 1985 OCN SURVEY Traverse City, MI School Ship
TRIUMPH Pacific T-AGOS4 1984 Ocean Survey SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Logistics Support

FB-62 Pacific APL-24 1944 Barracks CRF SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Fleet Support
PACIFIC COLLECTOR Pacific T-AGS29 1970 S3-M-MA153c Portland, OR Other Agency Use
PACIFIC TRACKER Pacific MA #144 1965 S6-S-MA60e Portland, OR Other Agency Use
SIRIUS (AFS 8) Gulf AFS 8 1966 Navy Combat Store Ship BRF, Beaumont, TX Fleet Support

Retention - Passenger Ship Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
EMPIRE STATE Atlantic TAP1001 1962 S5-S-MA1ua Ft. Schuyler, NY School Ship
GOLDEN BEAR Pacific T-AGS39 1971 S4-M-MA154a Vallejo, CA School Ship
KENNEDY Atlantic TAK5059 1967 S5-S-MA66b Buzzards Bay, MA School Ship
STATE OF MAINE Atlantic T-AGS40 1989 S4-M-MA154b Castine, ME School Ship

Retention - Roll-On/Roll-Off Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
CAPE LAMBERT Gulf AKR5077 1973 Dsl/Canada BRF, Beaumont, TX Emergency Sealift
CAPE LOBOS Gulf AKR5078 1972 Dsl/Canada BRF, Beaumont, TX Emergency Sealift

Retention - Tanker Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
CHESAPEAKE Gulf AOT5084 1964 Stm/50K BRF, Beaumont, TX Logistics Support

Custody - Barge Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
ARMY BARGES Gulf 2009 BARGE BRF, Beaumont, TX Army
CIN Barge Gulf 0 BARGE BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
DESOTO (RB DESOTO) Gulf 1998 BARGE BRF, Beaumont, TX Title XI
LASALLE (RB LASALLE) Gulf 1998 BARGE BRF, Beaumont, TX Title XI

Custody - Military (Non-Commercial) Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
BLACK HAWK Gulf MHC 58 1994 Navy MineSwp BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
CORMORANT Gulf MHC 57 1995 Navy MineSwp BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
FALCON Gulf MHC 59 1995 Navy MineSwp BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
HOGA Pacific YTM 146 1941 Navy Tug SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Navy
IOWA Pacific BB 61 1943 Battleship SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Navy
KINGFISHER Gulf MHC 56 1994 Navy MineSwp BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
ORIOLE Gulf MHC 55 1993 Navy MineSwp BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
ROBIN Gulf MHC 54 1993 Navy MineSwp BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
SEA SHADOW Pacific IX 529 1985 Navy Prototype SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA Navy
SHRIKE Gulf MHC 62 1997 Navy MineSwp BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy
STORIS Pacific WMEC 38 1942 TENDER SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA USCG

Custody - Other Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
IRIS Pacific WLB 395 1943 Buoy Tender SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA USCG
MISS NARI Gulf 1951 TUG BRF, Beaumont, TX Title XI
PLANETREE Pacific WLB 307 1943 Buoy Tender SBRF, Suisun Bay, CA USCG
STURGIS Atlantic MH-1a 1945 Z-EC2-S-C5 JRRF, James River, VA Army
SWATH BOAT Atlantic 0 Navy JRRF, James River, VA Navy
TAVTS Gulf 0 Navy BRF, Beaumont, TX Navy

Custody - Passenger Ship Division Hull # Year Built Design Homeport Status
AMERICAN QUEEN Gulf 1993 Paddle Wheel Steamer BRF, Beaumont, TX Title XI
CAPTAIN HENRY A. DOWNINGGulf 1996 TANKER BRF, Beaumont, TX Title XI
MONSEIGNEUR Gulf 1997 TANKER BRF, Beaumont, TX Title XI
NEW RIVER Gulf 1997 TANKER BRF, Beaumont, TX Title XI

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