MV Maj. Bernard F. Fisher (T-AK-4396)

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Career (United States)
Owner: Sealift Incorporated
Operator: Sealift Incorporated
Completed: 1985
Renamed: Originally MV Sea Fox
Renamed MV Maj. Bernard F. Fisher in 1999
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Displacement: 48,000 tons
Length: 652 ft (199 m)
Beam: 105 ft (32 m)
Draft: 34 ft (10 m)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement: 24 civilian, 0 military

MV Maj. Bernard F. Fisher (T-AK-4396) is a US Military Sealift Command vessel named for US Air Force Medal of Honor recipient Bernard F. Fisher.[1][2] The vessel is a civilian-owned and operated container ship under contract to deliver pre-positioned supplies and equipment under the Military Sealift Command's Prepositioning Program.[3] The Fisher is one of eight (as of 2008) container ships that support Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, Air Force, Marine Corps and US Army operations as part of Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Three.[4]

The ship is owned and operated by Sealift, Inc., of Oyster Bay, New York.[5] Originally named MV Sea Fox,[6] the Fisher was renamed in October 1999 as part of its chartering for the Prepositioning Program.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Secretary of the Navy announced the name of newly chartered Sealift ship for U.S. Air Force hero" (No. 465-99; convenience copy located at the Federation of American Scientists website) (Press release). Department of Defense. 1999-10-05. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  2. ^ "MV MAJ BERNARD F FISHER (T-AK 4396) Container Ship". Military Sealift Command. 2006-07-18. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Prepositioning Program (PM3)". Military Sealift Command. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Three". Military Sealift Command. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Navy ship named for Air Force hero" (convenience copy located at FindArticles.com) (Press release). Navy Department. October 1999. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  6. ^ "Contract announced for MV Sea Fox time charter" (MSC PAO 98-61; convenience copy located at the Federation of American Scientists website) (Press release). Military Sealift Command. 1998-12-02. Retrieved 2008-06-11.