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USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008)
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MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) (1985 - 2007)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Papa - Bravo
NJPB
Maritime Prepositioning Force Containers, RO/RO and LMSR Ship:
  • Built by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, MA.
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter, 14 February 1985
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) to be operated by American Overseas Marine Corporation
  • MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) 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
  • MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) is assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron One under the operational control of MSC Europe and is continuously on the move traveling from port to port in the European area
  • Purchased by the Military Sealift Command, 16 January 2007, designated USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 19,588 t.(lt), 40.846 t.(fl)
    Length 673'
    Beam 105'
    Draft 34' 6" (max)
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Cargo Capacity
    162,500 sq. ft. vehicle,
    1,605,000 gallons petroleum
    81,700 gallons water
    522 TEU
    Container Capacity 578 (41 Refer)
    JP-5 Capacity 1.43 Million Gals/34,101 BBLS
    MOGAS 8,800 Gals
    Potable Water (storage capacity) 98,994 Gals/2,357 BBLS
    Crane Lifting Capacity
    onesingle FWD 39 Tons
    one twin center 39 Tons, each
    one twin aft 39 tons each
    Stern Ramp 60/39 Tons P/S
    Lighterage
    two LCM-8
    one SLWT
    four CSP
    fourCSNP
    Fuel Hose Reels 2
    Water Hose Reel 1
    Bunker Capacity 23,206 BBLS
    RO/RO Capacity 152,185 SQFT
    Water Production (Daily) 25,000 Gals
    Armament none
    Aircraft helicopter platform only
    Complement
    Civilian Mariners, 7 officers, 30 crew
    Civilian Maintenance 25
    Endurance 11,107 NM
    Propulsion
    Stork Werkspoor medium-speed Diesel propulsion engines, 26,400 bhp
    single shaft
    bow thruster, 1,000hp

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    MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) - MSC Charter
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 73k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    AMSEA photo.
    Global Security web site
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 76k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) underway, date and location unknown.
    AMSEA photo.
    Global Security web site
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 41k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) underway, date and location unknown.
    AMSEA photo.
    Global Security web site
    2ND LT John P. Bobo 66k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) at anchor off Malaga, Spain, 7 July 1996. Photo by Daniel Ferro
    2ND LT John P. Bobo 146k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) underway, date and location unknown. MSC web site
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 84k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    AMSEA photo
    Global Security web site
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 57k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    US Navy
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 38k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 585k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) in Augusta Bay, Sicily, 25 May 2006. Photo by Primo Acireale
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 681k MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (AK-3008) in Augusta Bay, Sicily, 25 May 2006. Photo by Primo Acireale
    USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008)
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 1177k USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008) is moored to the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) roll-on, roll-off discharge facility causeway as part of the Navy's West Africa Training Cruise 08 (WATC), a sea-basing initiative in conjunction with Africa Partnership Station.
    US Navy photo # 080324-N-0193M-164 MONROVIA, Liberia (March 24, 2008) by MC2 Elizabeth Merriam.
    Lee Wahler
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 843k USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008) at anchor off the coast of the Isle of Rhodes, 3 October 2010. Photos by Hasko Schmidt
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 961k
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 895k
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 592k USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008) at anchor during a routine port visit to the Marathi NATO Pier Facility in Souda Bay.
    US Navy photo # 101013-N-9063M-004 SOUDA BAY, Greece (Oct. 13, 2010) by MC3 John Martinez.
    Lee Wahler
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 193k USNS 2nd Lt. John P. BoboT-AK-3008) at anchor off Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 6 January 2011. Note the Palma de Mallorca Cathedral and USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK-3016) in the background. Jose Antonio Rodriguez Carreņo
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 36k USNS 2nd Lt. John P. BoboT-AK-3008) at anchor, 27 September 2012, location unknown.
    US Navy (MSC) photo
    Robert Hurst
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 231k A Marine amphibious assault vehicle rolls off the stern ramp of the maritime prepositioning force ship USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008) in support of the annual exercise Freedom Banner 2014. Bobo discharged a total of 329 pieces of rolling stock and containerized cargo to support the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force.
    US Navy photo # 140310-N-KI757-001 GWANGYANG, Republic of Korea (March 10, 2014) HM2 Tracey Miller.
    Lee Wahler
    2nd Lt. John P. Bobo 302k Different groups embarked aboard USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008) while en route to Darwin, Australia from Okinawa, Japan for the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin exercise. Left to right: Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Detachment 1 (NCHB-1), Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Bobo crew members, and MPS Squadron Three staff members
    US Navy photo by Chief Mate Paul Ginnane.
    Lee Wahler

    USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Second Lieutenant John P. Bobo United State Marine Corps Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008)
    US Navy Fact File - Maritime Prepositioning Ships - T-AK
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