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MV LTC John U. D. Page (AK-4496)


LTC John U. D. Page Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built in 1985 as MV American Utah by Daewoo Ship Building and Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. in Koje, South Korea
  • Delivered for commercial service to the United States Line, (date unknown)
  • Operated under various additional names including, MV Irene D., MV Utah and MV Newark Bay
  • Shorten sometime before being acquired by Maersk Lines Ltd. (MLL) of Norfolk, VA. for charter to the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Chartered by US Navy in October 2000 from Maersk Lines Ltd. (MLL) under a five-year charter to MSC
  • Converted for Military service at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Norfolk, VA.
  • Renamed MV LTC John U.D. Page (T-AK-4496), 21 February 2001
  • Placed in service, 1 March 2001
  • MV LTC John U.D. Page (AK-4496) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • MV LTC John U.D. Page (AK-4496) is assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Two and operates out of Diego Garcia
    Specifications:
    Displacement 74,500 t.(fl)
    Length 949' 8"
    Beam 105' 9"
    Draft 35' (max)
    Speed 18 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 21 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Commercial Service
    LTC John U.D. Page 40k MV American Utah approaching Rotterdam - Europort, The Netherlands), 1 February 1986. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    LTC John U.D. Page 59k MV American Utah approaching Rotterdam - Europort, The Netherlands), 1 February 1986. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    MV LTC John U.D. Page (AK-4496) - MARAD RRF
    LTC John U.D. Page 74k MV LTC John U.D. Page (AK-4496) moored pierside, date and location unknown. MSC web site

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