USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009)

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USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) during Operation Desert Shield.jpeg
USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) during Operation Desert Shield in 1990
History
United States
Name: PFC Dewayne T. Williams
Owner: Military Sealift Command
Operator: American Overseas Marine Corporation
Builder: General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts
Completed: 1985
Acquired: By Military Sealift Command on 17 January 2006
Reclassified:
  • Originally MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009)
  • Reclassfied USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) in 2006
Identification:
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: 2nd Lt John P. Bobo-class dry cargo ship
Displacement:
  • 19,588 t.(lt)
  • 40,846 t.(fl)
Length: 673 ft (205 m)
Beam: 105 ft (32 m)
Draft: 34 ft 6 in (10.52 m)
Installed power: 2 × Stork Werkspoor 18TM410 (26,400 bhp combined)
Propulsion:
  • Single shaft
  • Bow thruster (1,000 bhp)
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph)
Capacity:
  • 162,500 sq. ft. vehicle
  • 1,605,000 gallons petroleum
  • 81,700 gallons water
  • 522 TEU
Complement: 10 officers, 30 crew, 25 civilian maintenance
Aviation facilities: Helicopter platform

USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) is a 2nd Lt John P. Bobo-class dry cargo ship, one of the maritime prepositioning ships of the US Navy. She is named after Medal of Honor recipient and US Marine Dewayne T. Williams.[1]

She was built by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts and acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter from 6 June 1985. The navy placed her under the direction of the Military Sealift Command as MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009), and assigned to be operated by American Overseas Marine Corporation. She was one of the ships assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron One under the operational control of MSC Europe, operating in the Mediterranean.

She was purchased outright by Military Sealift Command on 17 January 2006 and was redesignated USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009).

MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams unloads equipment in Kuwait in 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photos and details http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/13/133009.htm