The Puget Sound is home to a number of warships but these two vessels have a different sort of mission than their cousins in Bremerton. The Cape Intrepid and Cape Island were built in 1975 and 1976 respectively and have gone through a few name and role changes throughout their worldwide service.
They’re now part of a fleet of 99 vessels around the country that make up the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The 10 person crew keep the ships stocked with food and emergency supplies in a perpetual state of readiness. If called upon, the ships can be activated and deployed within five days in response to national defense needs or other crises.