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MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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
Displacement 74,500 t.(fl)
Length 949' 8"
Beam 105' 9"
Draft 35' (max)
Speed 18 kts.
Complement 22 Civilian Mariners
Propulsion system unknown
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||MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) moored pierside, date and place unknown.
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||Overhead view of MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) underway, date and location unknown.
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Medal of Honor Citation for SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. USA,
Last Updated 7 July 2008
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