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USNS SGT. Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005)
SS SGT. Matej Kocak (AK-3005)

SGT Matej Kocak Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built by Sun Ship Building Co. Chester, PA. as SS John B. Waterman a Maritime Administration type (C7-S-133a) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MC hull 346)
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 23 March 1983, for operation by the Waterman Steamship Corp.
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1984
  • Converted by National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA.
  • Placed in service in 1984 under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005), operated by Waterman Steamship Corp.
  • SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seventeen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program.
  • SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005) is based at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as a member of Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two. She carries equipment to support a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Brigade
  • Acquired by the US Navy's Military Sealift Command, date unknown, placed in service as USNS SGT. Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005)
  • USNS SGT. Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005) is reported as having ran aground off the east coast of Okinawa, Japan Thursday, 22 January 2015 at approximately 1130. The vessel is located approximately six nautical miles of the coast off Uruma, Okinawa. Successfully refloated, 3 February 2015
    Displacement 26,125 t.(lt) 48,754 t.(fl)
    Length 821'
    Beam 105' 6"
    Draft 33' 10" (max)
    Speed 20 kts.
    Cargo Capacity
    Containers, 532; ro-ro, 152,236 square feet
    JP-5 bbls, 20,290; DF-2 bbls, 12,355
    Mogas bbls, 3,717
    Stable Water, 2,189
    two twin 50 ton
    one 30 ton gantry
    Aircraft helicopter platform
    Armament none
    Civilian Mariners 34
    Technicians 10
    two boilers
    two GE turbines; 30,000 hp
    single shaft

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    SS SGT. Matej Kocak (AK-3005) (MSC Charter)
    SGT Matej Kocak
    279k SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005) anchored a short distance from Norfolk Naval Station, VA., 1 January 1984.
    U.S. Navy photo now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives Identifier: 6404473
    Robert Hurst
    SGT Matej Kocak 62k SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # 150122-N-ZZ999-110 OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 22, 2014)
    MSC web site
    SGT Matej Kocak 70k SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    SGT Matej Kocak 47k SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005) at anchor, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    SGT Matej Kocak 40k SS SGT Matej Kocak (AK-3005) lifting her anchors as she gets under way, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    USNS SGT. Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005)
    SGT Matej Kocak 1045k The Military Sealift Command container and RORO ship USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) transits the South China Sea. The Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) escorted Kocak from Okinawa, Japan to Singapore for repairs.
    US Navy photo # 150331-N-ZZ999-006 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 31, 2015) by Austin R. Hanbur.
    Lee Wahler
    Maj Stephen W Pless 239k Ships of the Military Sealift Command Sealift Program (PM5) including USNS Maj Stephen W. Pless (T-AK-3007) and USNS Sgt Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005) moored at Newport News, VA., 22 September 2019.
    US Navy Photo # 160817-N-OH262-361 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Aug. 17, 2016 by Bill Mesta
    Lee Wahler

    USNS SGT Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Medal of Honor Citation for SGT Matej Kocak USMC
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