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MV CAPT. Stephen L. Bennett (AK-4296)

Capt. Stephen L. Bennett Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built in 1984 as MV Sea Pride by Samsung Shipbuilding, South Korea
  • Acquired, 21 May 1997 by the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) on a 59 month time-charter contract to Ultra Maritime, Inc. (a subsidiary of Sealift, Inc.), Oyster Bay, N.Y.
  • Renamed MC CAPT. Stephen L. Bennett (AK-4296)
  • MV CAPT. Stephen L. Bennett (AK-4296) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • MV CAPT. Stephen L. Bennett (AK-4296) is assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Two and operates out of Diego Garcia
    Displacement 52,898 t.(fl)
    Length 687'
    Beam 100'
    Draft 38' (max)
    Speed 18.3 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 21 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion diesel, single propeller

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    Capt. Stephen L. Bennett 58k MV CAPT. Stephen L. Bennett (AK-4296) underway, date and location unknown. MSC web site
    Capt. Stephen L. Bennett 166k MV CAPT. Stephen L. Bennett (AK-4296) at anchor, 28 February 2007, location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Haus, U.S. Merchant Marine service
    Robert Hurst

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    Medal of Honor Citation for CAPT. Stephen L. Bennett USAF
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