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USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9)


Lewis and Clark Class Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship:
  • Laid down, 3 October 2008, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, CA.
  • Launch and Christening, 16 August 2009
  • Delivered to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command, 25 February 2010
    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 none
    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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    Matthew Perry 1353k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) with USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8) background on the builders ways at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, 8 December 2008. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Matthew Perry 1376k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) slides into the water for the first time during an evening christening and launch ceremony, 16 August 2009, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. Perry is the Navy's ninth dry cargo/ammunition ship and scheduled to be delivered to MSC in early 2010.
    US Navy photo # 090816-N-2723B-009 (Aug 16, 2009) by Sarah Burford, Sealift Logistics Command Pacific Public Affairs.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 159k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) slides down the ways at the NASSCO shipyards, San Diego, CA., 6 August 2009.
    Photo by Frelon420 (real name unknown).
    Robert Hurst
    Matthew Perry 2641k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) underway as she exits San Diego Bay, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Matthew Perry 991k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Matthew Perry is conducting its first pre-deployment sea trials in the middle Pacific and has made port visits at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Lahaina, Maui.
    US Navy photo # 100430-N-3666S-116 PEARL HARBOR (April 30, 2010) by MC2 Robert Stirrup.
    Robert Hurst
    Matthew Perry 195k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) pays a visit to Naval Magazine Indian Island, WA. circa summer 2010. Note the Crowley Maritime [true tractor] tugs the CMS Protector and CMS Response. Ron Reeves
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    Matthew Perry 1083k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) with supplies for the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2), not pictured. Essex and ships in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility are operating off the coast of Hachinohe in northeastern Japan supporting Operation Tomodachi.
    US Navy photo # 110321-N-4743B-146 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 21, 2011) by MC3 Adam M. Bennett.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 1113k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) conducts a replenishment at sea with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD-9). Essex and Denverare part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group conducting operations in the western Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 111003-N-KM175-002 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) by MC1 Terry Matlock.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 748k Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious transport dock shipUSS Denver (LPD-9) look on as Denver pulls alongside USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) before a replenishment at sea. Denver is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the western Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 111003-N-WJ771-033 EAST CHINA SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) by MC2 Casey H. Kyhl.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 153k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) drydocked at San Francisco, 9 October 2012.
    US Navy photo.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Matthew Perry 141k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 transports cargo during a replenishment-at-sea from USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo # 130330-N-QI595-062 U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 30, 2013) by MCSN Marco Villasana.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 233k Amphibious Landing Ship Dock USS Germantown (LSD-42) and USS Peleliu (LHA-5) steam, alongside USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) for a replenishment-at-sea. Germantown and Peleliu are part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group conducting joint forces exercises in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140909-N-UD469-065 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 9, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 256k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) transits away from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) upon completion of an underway replenishment. Stethem is on patrol in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 150725-N-UF697-112 WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (July 25, 2015) by MC3 Kevin V. Cunningham.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 241k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) comes alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for a replenishment-at-sea. Theodore Roosevelt is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations as part of a worldwide deployment en route to her new homeport at San Diego to complete a three-carrier homeport shift.
    US Navy photo # 151109-N-ZF498-133 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 9, 2015) by MC3 Anthony N. Hilkowski.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 85k Marines from 3rd Marine Division surveyed USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) in order to plan for future operations aboard the ship, maximizing the ship’s potential for Marines to operate at sea as they did in the past.
    US Marine Corp photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Matthew Perry 189k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) breaks away from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) after an underway replenishment. Curtis Wilbur is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
    US Navy photo # 160303-N-HS305-001 WATERS NEAR GUAM (March 3, 2016) by LTjg. Jonathan Peterson.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 302k Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) observe as an SA-330J Puma helicopter re-fuels during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with USN Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9).
    US Navy photo # 160627-N-WM647-305 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 27, 2016) by MC3 Elesia K. Patten.
    Robert Hurst
    Matthew Perry 211k Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) wait on station as USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) sends stores during a connected replenishment. Curtis Wilbur is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
    US Navy photo # 160706-N-YB832-111 SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 6, 2016) by MC3 Ellen Hilkowski.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 276k The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) conducts an underway replenishment with USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9). Harpers Ferry, part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation in support of security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 160803-N-VS214-316 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Aug. 3, 2016) by MC3 Zachary Eshleman.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 231k USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) refuels the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during a replenishment at sea. Mercy is enroute to her homeport of San Diego.
    US Navy photo # 160910-N-QW941-003 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2016) by MC3 Trevor Kohlrus.
    Lee Wahler
    Matthew Perry 211k Sailors line handling during fueling-at-sea evolution aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG102) with USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9). Sampson is deployed with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, conducting maritime security, forward presence theater security operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations
    US Navy photo # 171017-N-OI558-1355 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2017) by MCSN Chanel L. Turner.
    Lee Wahler

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    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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