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USNS Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017)
USNS Soderman (T-AKR-299) (1998 - 2001)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Juliet - Romeo
1ST LT. Harry L. Martin Class Maritime Con/RO Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built as MV Lica Maersk at Lindovaerftet, Odense, Denmark, delivered for commercial service circa 1980
  • Lengthened by Hyundai in 1987
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 11 November 1997
  • Converted for MSC service at National Steel and Ship Building Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Placed in service in 1998, under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Soderman (T-AKR-299), operated by Bay State Management Inc.
  • Placed out of service in 2000 for conversion

    1ST LT. Harry L. Martin Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship (Enhanced):
  • Placed in service as GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017), 1 March 2001
  • GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) 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
  • GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) is assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Two which operates out of Diego Garcia
    GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) Specifications:
    Displacement 32,589 t.(lt) 54,298 t.(fl)
    Length 907'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 36' (max)
    Speed 22 kts.
    Armament none
    Aircraft helicopter platform only
    Complement 29 Civilian Mariners 50 Military
    Propulsion 1 Burmeister & Wain 12L90 GFCA diesel; 1 shaft; bow and stern thrusters

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    USNS Soderman (T-AKR-299)
    Soderman 57k Ex-MV Lica Maersk during conversion for Naval service at National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA., circa 1997-98. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Soderman 60k USNS Soderman (T-AKR-299) underway, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo.
    Global Security web site
    Soderman 58k USNS Soderman (T-AKR-299) approaching a pier, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo.
    Global Security web site
    USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017)
    GYSGT Fred W. Stockham 111k USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) departs Norfolk, VA., for Jacksonville, FL. in July 2001.
    US Navy, MSC photo.
    Robert Hurst
    GYSGT Fred W. Stockham 1657k USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy file photo # 080624-N-0000X-001.
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Soderman (T-AKR-299) / USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) at NavSource
    Private First Class William A. Soderman United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    GYSGT Fred W. Stockham United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Citation
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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