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USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Echo - Alpha
NPEA
Lewis and Clark Class Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship:
  • Laid down, 12 December 2006, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 27 October 2007
  • Christened, 9 February 2008, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA.
  • Delivered to MSC, 5 June 2008, that will be her in-service date
  • Planned homeport will be Norfolk, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 35,400 long tons (fl.)
    Length 689 feet
    Beam 106 feet
    Draft 29.5 feet
    Complement
    124 CivMar
    36 Military + 13 for helicopter detachment
    Armament
    Cargo Capacities
    Max Dry Cargo Weight 5,910 long tons
    Max Dry Cargo Volume 783,000 square feet
    Max Cargo Fuel Weight 2,350 long tons)
    Cargo Fuel Volume 18,000 barrels (DFM: 10,500) (JP5:7,500)
    Propulsion
    Main machinery - Integrated propulsion and ship service electrical system, with generation at 6.6KV by FM/MAN B&W diesel generators; one fixed pitch propeller; bow thruster.
    Speed 20 knots
    Range 14,000 nautical miles at 20 knots
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    Robert E. Peary 41k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) launching at NASSCO, San Diego, CA., 27 October 2007.
    Photo © NASSCO
    NASSCO
    Robert E. Peary 1834k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) launching at NASSCO, San Diego, CA., 27 October 2007.
    Photo © NASSCO
    Mary Mongomery Public Relations Specialist II, General Dynamics NASSCO
    Robert E. Peary 1895k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) launching at NASSCO, San Diego, CA., 27 October 2007.
    Photo © NASSCO
    Mary Mongomery Public Relations Specialist II, General Dynamics NASSCO
    Richard E. Byrd 208k USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE-4) and USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) moored side by side at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Shipyard, San Diego, CA., 11 January 2008.
    Photo by Pathh (real name unknown).
    Robert Hurst
    Robert E. Peary 1244k Balloons and bunting decorate the bow of the MSC dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) during christening ceremonies at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, 9 February 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080209-N-1159B-082 SAN DIEGO (Feb. 9, 2008) by MC1 Brian Brannon.
    NASSCO
    Robert E. Peary 1038k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) underway of San Diego, CA., 2 April 2008. Photo from NASSCO Courtesy Mary Montgomery
    Robert E. Peary 3756k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) underway of San Diego, CA., 2 April 2008. Photo from NASSCO Courtesy Mary Montgomery
    Robert E. Peary 201k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) (left) and USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6) (right) moored at San Diego, Ca., 28 July 2008.
    Photo courtesy Tom Saint.
    Bill Gonyo
    Robert E. Peary 1481k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) moored at pier 27 Port of San Francisco, 31 July 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Robert E. Peary 1316k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) moored at pier 27 at the foot of Telegraph Hill, Port of San Francisco, 31 July 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Robert E. Peary 642k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) moored at pier 27 at the foot of Telegraph Hill, Port of San Francisco, 31 July 2008. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Robert E. Peary 340k An SA-330J Puma helicopter picks up cargo from USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) during a vertical replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Bonhomme Richard is the command platform for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-11), supporting maritime security operations in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100207-N-5148B-065 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Feb. 7, 2010) by MC2 Sarah E. Bitter.
    Robert Hurst
    Robert E. Peary 989k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) underway in the Red Sea.
    US Navy photo # 100228-N-1082Z-076 RED SEA (Feb. 28, 2010) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 1394k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) pulls alongside the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) (not pictured) to conduct a replenishment at sea. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation.
    US Navy photo # 100509-N-1082Z-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (May 9, 2010) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 1046k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during a vertical replenishment. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100627-N-6604E-333 GULF OF ADEN (June 27, 2010) by MC3 Bradley Evans.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 991k The British Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS St Albans (F-83) pulls alongside USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) for a replenishment at sea.
    US Navy photo # 100710-N-1082Z-088 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 10, 2010) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 237k The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), left, conducts an underway replenishment with USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5).
    US Navy photo # 110415-N-7293M-189 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 15, 2011) by MC1 Nathanael Miller.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 476k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) conducts an underway replenishment with the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5). Bataan is the command ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility..
    US Navy photo # 110505-N-7508R-001 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 5, 2011) by MC2 Julio Rivera.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 249k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) operates in the Mediterranean Sea during a vertical replenishment with the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5). Bataan is the command ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110613-N-EC658-006 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 13, 2011) by MC2 Julio Rivera.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 1096k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) departs the Souda Bay, Greece Marathi NATO Pier facility after a routine port visit.
    US Navy photo # 111023-N-ZB122-001 SOUDA BAY, Greece (Oct. 23, 2011) by MCSN Chelsy Alamina.
    Lee Wahler
    Lewis and Clark 1216k USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1) and USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) moored "skin to skin" at Pier #8 Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 24 December 2011. Photos by Brandon J. Varner
    Lewis and Clark 1283k
    Robert E. Peary 340k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) steams alongside the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) during a replenishment-at-sea. Gunston Hall and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) are deployed after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 121212-N-YO707-007 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2012) by MCSN Cyrus Roson.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 760k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) seen from the hangar bay of multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). Iwo Jima and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 121213-N-QM601-012 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 13, 2012) by MCSA Scott Youngblood.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 521k USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) conducts a replenishment at sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). Kearsarge is conducting sea trials in preparation for a scheduled deployment this spring.
    US Navy photo # 130118-N-RL456-008 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 18, 2013) by MCSN Hunter S. Harwell.
    Lee Wahler
    Robert E. Peary 587k The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) transits alongside USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) during a replenishment at sea. Kearsarge is conducting sea trials in preparation for a scheduled deployment this spring.
    US Navy photo # 130119-N-RL456-830 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 19, 2013) by MCSN Hunter S. Harwell.
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest

    Navy Fact File - Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ships - T-AKE
    General Dynamics - NASSCO - Louis and Clark (T-AKE-1) Class Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship Fact Sheet
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