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MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544)


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National Defense Service Medal

LTC John U. D. Page Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built (date and place unknown) as MV American Nebraska
  • Delivered for commercial service (date unknown)
  • Operated under various additional names including, MV Susan, MV Nebraska, MV Nedlloyd Hudson, and MV OOC Innovation
  • Acquired by US Navy. 1 March 2001, from Maersk Lines Ltd. (MLL) of Norfolk, VA, under a five-year charter to the Military Sealift Command (MSC).
  • Converted for Military service at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Norfolk, VA.
  • Renamed MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544), 12 June 2001
  • Placed in service, 13 June 2001
  • MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) 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 22 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion system unknown

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    SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. 45k MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) moored pierside, date and place unknown. MSC web site
    SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. 952k Overhead view of MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) underway, date and location unknown. MSC web site

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    Medal of Honor Citation for SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. USA,
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