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MV 1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003)

CPL Louis J. Hague Jr., Class Maritime Propositioning Ship:
  • Built by Odense Staalskibsvaerft A/S, Lindo, Denmark, as MV Emilie Maersk in 1979
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1984
  • Converted by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched in 1985
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MV 1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003), 26 September 1985, operated by Maersk Line Ltd.
  • MV 1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seventeen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 33 ships in the Propositioning Program.
  • MV1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003) is assigned to Maritime Propositioning Ship Squadron Three. She carries equipment to support a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Brigade
    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
    Complement25 civilian mariners, 11 naval personnel
    Propulsion 1 Sulzer 7RND76M slow speed diesel engine, single propeller, 16,800shp

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    MV 1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003) - MSC Charter
    1ST LT Alex Bonnyman 148k MV 1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003) at anchor, date and place unknown.
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    MSC web site
    1ST LT Alex Bonnyman 53k MV1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003) underway, date and place unknown.
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    Federation of American Scientist web site
    1ST LT Alex Bonnyman 48k MV 1ST LT Alex Bonnyman (AK-3003) moored in a shipyard, date and place unknown.
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    US Navy

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    First Lieutenant Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. United States Marine Corps Reserve Medal of Honor Citation
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