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USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009)

MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) (1985 - 2006)

USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams - International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - November - Uniform
NHNU

MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams - International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Juliet - Kilo - Juliet
WJKJ
AMSEA Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, MA.
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter, 6 June 1985
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) to be operated by American Overseas Marine Corporation
  • MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) 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 PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) 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 Mediterranean area.
  • Purchased by the US Navy Military Sealift Command, 17 January 2006
  • Redesignated USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009)
    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
    one single 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
    four CSNP
    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
    two Stork Werkspoor medium-speed Diesel propulsion engines, 26,400 bhp
    single shaft
    bow thruster 1,000 hp

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    MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) - MSC Charter
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 106k MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 72k MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    US Navy
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 219k MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) at anchor off Saipan, 28 October 1992, trying to ride out an impending typhoon. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 1301k MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) offloads a Marine Armored vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) at Ash Shuaybah, Kuwait, 19 February 2004. More than 4,472 tons of causeway sections, 131 truck vehicles, 2,000 tracked vehicles and 12,440 tons of combat cargo were offloaded from seven ships in three weeks by the units of Commander, Task Force 76, as part of troop rotations marking the transition from Operation Iraqi Freedom I to Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
    US Navy photo # 040219-N-0401E-010 by JO2 Wes Eplen.
    Robert Hurst
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 59k MV PFC Dewayne T. Williams (AK-3009) at anchor, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), 7 May 2005. Photo by Hugo Lucke
    USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009)
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 277k USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) at anchor, while operating with MPS Squadron 2 in the Indian Ocean, in 2007. A barge carrying Marine vehicles (foreground) approaches Williams to load at sea using shipboard cranes.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 158k USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) at anchor, while participating in Exercise Pacific Horizon 2015.
    US Navy photo # 141022-N-KK081-490 (22 October 2014) by MCSN Eric Chan.
    Lee Wahler
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 357k Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) ship USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK=3009) arrives carrying Marine Corps equipment that will be used to support Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 (SY16). Williams was one of three MPF ships that offloaded her cargo in support of SY16 exercise, under the Exercise Freedom Banner 2016 directive.
    US Navy photo # 160303-N-IX266-001 GWANGYANG, Republic of Korea (March 3, 2016) by Grady T. Fontana.
    Lee Wahler
    PFC Dewayne T. Williams 200k Marine Corps tanks, Amphibious Assault Vehicles and other rolling stock aligned on Tango Pier, U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) await backloading aboard USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009).
    US Navy photo # 161028-N-OG363-008 SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 28, 2016) by Jeff Landis.
    Lee Wahler

    USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Private First Class Dewayne T. Williams United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009)
    US Navy Fact File - Maritime Prepositioning Ships - T-AK
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