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USNS 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010)
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MV 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) (1985 - 2006)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

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, 20 November 1985
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MV 1st. LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) to be operated by American Overseas Marine Corporation
  • Purchased by the US Navy Military Sealift Command, 17 January 2006, Redesignated USNS 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010)
  • USNS 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010) 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
  • USNS 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010) is assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Two under the operational control of MSC Far East and operates out of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean
    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 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) - MSC Charter
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 101k MV1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 80k MV 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    AMSEA photo.
    Global Security web site
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 104k MV 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    AMSEA photo.
    Global Security web site
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 77k MV 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) underway, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 74k MV 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) underway, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 285k MV 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (AK-3010) approaching Apra Harbor, Guam, 6 November 1992. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010)
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 35k USNS 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010) unloads cargo using the Improved Navy Lighterage System off the coast of Coronado, CA. Lopez served as the platform for the official operations evaluation of the new lighterage system conducted from late March to mid-May, 2006. The ship's ramp extends onto a floating roll-on/roll-off discharge facility where off-loaded cargo is positioned prior to loading onto a floating causeway for transport to shore. A landing craft utility vessel is positioned near the discharge facility, ready for the uploading of equipment for transport to shore., Photo by LCDR. Bryan E. Heller, USN. Lee Wahler
    1st. Lt. Baldomero Lopez 277k USNS 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010) pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Katie Dunnigan.
    Bill Gonyo

    USNS 1st. LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Medal of Honor Citation for 1st LT. Baldomero Lopez, USMC,
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS 1st. LT. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010)
    US Navy Fact File - Maritime Prepositioning Ships - T-AK
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