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MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Lima - Juliet - Hotel
NLJH
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National Defense Service Medal

CPL Louis J. Hauge Jr., Class Maritime Propositioning Ship:
  • Built by Odense Staalskibsvaerft A/S, Lindo, Denmark, as MV Estelle Maersk in 1979
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1983
  • Converted by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched on 14 July 1984
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000), 7 September 1984, operated by Maersk Line Ltd.
  • MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) was one of the Military Sealift Command's seventeen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and was part of the 33 ships in the Propositioning Program.
  • MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) was assigned to Maritime Propositioning Ship Squadron Three. She carried equipment to support a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Brigade
  • Returned to commercial service in 2009, renamed MV Abby G, operated by Maersk Line Ltd.
  • Early 2010, operated by Sealift Inc., name retained
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in August 2010, delivered to Alang, India for dismantling
    Specifications:
    Displacement 23,365 t.(lt), 46,484 t.(fl)
    Length 755' 5"
    Beam 90'
    Draft 33' 10" (max)
    Speed 16.4 kts.
    Capacity
    120,080 sq. ft. vehicle,
    1,283,000 gallons petrolube
    65,000 gallons water
    332 TEU
    Aircraft CH-53E Helicopter platform
    Armament none
    Complement
    25 civilian mariners
    11 naval personnel
    Propulsion
    one Sulzer 7RND76M slow speed Diesel engine
    single propeller, 16,800shp

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    MV CPL Louis J. Hauge Jr. (AK-3000) - MSC Charter
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 62k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 65k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientist web site
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 70k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) at anchor at Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientist web site
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 40k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) getting underway, date unknown. US Maritime Administration
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 154k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) moored at the Foot of Broadway, downtown San Diego, 1991. Also moored at the pier is the Military Sealift Command Oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) Rick Sherley AB
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 104k
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 154k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) moored at Jubail, Soudi Arabia, 1991. getting her MPS load prior to picking up the MPS Squadron Commodore and his staff in Bahrain and returning to Diego Garcia, B.I.O.T via a port call in the Seychelles. Rick Sherley AB
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 122k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) moored at Jubail, Soudi Arabia, 1991. Containers being loaded into place in hold #4 during the her reloading of her MPS load. Rick Sherley AB
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 91k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) at anchor in the Republic of the Seychelles, in 1991 after the First Gulf War. Rick Sherley AB
    CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. 85k MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) at anchor with rest of her Squadron in her homeport in the lagoon at Diego Garcia, B.I.O.T. in 1991 after the First Gulf War. Rick Sherley AB

    There is no DANFS history for MV CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. (AK-3000) available at NavSource
    Medal of Honor Citation for CPL Louis J. Hauge, Jr. USMCR
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