One of General MacArthur's Signal Ships for the Invasion of the Philippines!
Now Available with Owner Financing.
It Broadcast Gen. MacArthurs famous "I Have Returned" speech to the world!
You Can AcquireThis Elegant Piece of History!
This stoutly built slice of history has been almost fully and elegantly restored to a high level of cruising or liveaboard comfort.
Known as the FP-47 during WWII, this vessel was outfitted by the U.S. Army in Australia with the latest technology available in radio, short wave and teletype at the time. It was able to handle ship to ship, ship to shore and direct to the USA radio traffic on a high volume basis. The communications between ship based commanders and land based troops was crucial to the success of the invasion of the Philippines.
Much history of the FP-47 is available on the Internet and in Army CP ship archives.
Now know as the CAPE JAMES, this vessel has been mostly restored with fine furnishing and fixtures. The restoration has been lovingly done but has not been finished due to a family loss, which is the only reason this vessel has come up for sale.
You can live aboard or use it as a pleasure yacht.
The owner is willing to discuss your proposals for owner financing!
Main engines2x 1710 lt Cummins - 800 HP
125amp x 24 volt alternatorsGenerators3406 caterpillar 45kw 220.3ph
iszsu 25kw 220. 3ph2x outback inverters 3kw each with 24 volt battery banks
6000gallons totalWater2x 800 forepeak
2 x 2200main holds
9000 Gal. Fuel in Four Steel Tanks
400 gallons per day water maker aboard WDS brand
775 gallons class A sewage holding tank
Buderus composite water and circ hot water heat
Double drum New England 3 ton solid bronze
2x 350 lb Danforth anchors in new S.S. Hawsers
100 galls hydraulic tank with main eletric motor and 2nd drive PTO from cat
3 ton Solid Bronze Windlass
Wagner double acting steering
2 x3 blade 68inch dia bronze new
Shaft glands and shafting at dry docking 2010
Double coats bottom sealer and ablative paints
Total Hull Epoxy 2010
Frigidare double door with filters
2 large double door S.S. freezers below decks
48 inch Wolf range with griddle and hot plate double ovens
propane storage 100 pound bottle
Counters double laminate absoluet black granite
Miele dish washers
Miele water saver washer and dryer
14 place board room table with seats for 8 aboard
5 queen staterooms with soaker tub in Captain’s cabin
Showers in others
We Will Present All Offers!