USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009)
USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) during Operation Desert Shield in 1990
|Name:||PFC Dewayne T. Williams|
|Owner:||Military Sealift Command|
|Operator:||American Overseas Marine Corporation|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Acquired:||By Military Sealift Command on 17 January 2006|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||2nd Lt John P. Bobo-class dry cargo ship|
|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)|
|Speed:||17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph)|
|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.
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).
- Photos and details http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/13/133009.htm
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