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MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001)


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CPL Louis J. Hague Jr., Class Maritime Propositioning Ship:
  • Built by Odense Staalskibsvaerft A/S, Lindo, Denmark, as MV Eleo Maersk in 1979
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1984
  • Converted by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched in 1984
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001), 29 October 1984, operated by Maersk Line Ltd.
  • MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) 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 where she was part of the Maritime Propositioning Ship Squadron One with equipment to support a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Brigade
  • MV PFC William B. Baugh was returned to her owners in early 2008 and sold to Maersk Line Ltd., 10 July 2008, renamed MV Maersk Texas
    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 PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) - MSC Charter
    PFC William B. Baugh 45k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    PFC William B. Baugh 105k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientist web site
    PFC William B. Baugh 80k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientist web site
    PFC William B. Baugh 93k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) anchored in the fuel anchorage at Fujarah, U.A.E., 6 August 1990, the day before the start of Operation Desert Storm. Rick Sherley
    PFC William B. Baugh 198k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) docked at Jubail Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, 1990-1992. Rick Sherley
    PFC William B. Baugh 105k
    PFC William B. Baugh 88k
    PFC William B. Baugh 59k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) getting under way at Jubail, Saudi Arabia in 1990. Rick Sherley
    PFC William B. Baugh 92k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) at anchor in the Gulf Of Oman during a small boat transfer, Christmas Day 1990.
    Rick Sherley (seen in this photo) was part of a boat crew conducting a personnel and repair parts transfer.
    Rick Sherley
    PFC William B. Baugh 115k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) docked at Jubail ali, Dubai immediately prior to feinted amphibious operations off Kuwait City in February 1991. Rick Sherley
    PFC William B. Baugh 110k MV PFC William B. Baugh (AK-3001) crew members during Operations Desert Storm, 1991. Master, Tommy Smith; Chief Mate, Andrew Kinsey; Bosun El Sid. Able Seaman Rick Sherley is in the overalls. Rick Sherley

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    Medal of Honor Citation for PFC William B. Baugh, USMC,
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