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USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Romeo -Sierra
NVRS
Lewis and Clark Class Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship:
  • Laid down, 26 October 2010, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 29 October 2011
  • Christened 12 November 2011
  • Accepted by the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC), 24 April 2012, at San Diego, CA.
    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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    Namesake

    Named after Medgar Wiley Evers - slain civil rights leader and Army veteran, who is especially remembered for his efforts to end segregation at the University of Mississippi in the 1950s and for his opposition to Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. Evers was appointed Mississippi's first NAACP field officer in 1954 and held the position until his assassination in the front yard of his Mississippi home the night of June 12, 1963, by White Citizens' Council and Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith. Evers' murder, which occurred only hours after President John F. Kennedy delivered a televised, pro-civil rights speech, was mourned nationally.
    Tommy Trampp
    Medgar Evers 211k USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) while under construction at NASSCO, San Diego, date unknown. NASSCO
    Medgar Evers 191k Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus looks on as Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of Medgar Evers and ship's sponsor, prepares to break the traditional bottle of champagne across the hull of the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13). Medgar Evers is the 13th ship of the T-AKE class of dry cargo-ammunition ships that General Dynamics is building for the Navy.
    US Navy photo # 111112-N-AC887-003 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 12, 2011), by MCC Sam Shavers.
    Ron Reeves
    Medgar Evers 420k USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) moored pierside at NASSCO, San Diego, January 2012 unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret)
    Medgar Evers 168k USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) conducts a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) while the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG-66) steams alongside. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Hue City are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 130413-N-XQ474-138 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 13, 2013) , by MCSN Andrew Schneider.
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 267k USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) moored at Pier 3 West, Naval Weapons Station Earle N.J., Tuesday 24 February 2015. Photo by Brandon Varner
    Medgar Evers 241k
    Medgar Evers 212k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 approaches USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) during a replenishment-at-sea with MSC hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in support of Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean.
    US Army photo # 150812-A-BK746-345 CARIBBEAN SEA (Aug. 12, 2015) by Spc. Lance Hartung
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 266k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 transfers cargo from USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) onto the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a vertical replenishment. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 160115-N-NX690-013 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2016) by MC3 J. M. Tolbert
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 130k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, picks up ordnance from dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) to deliver to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a vertical replenishment. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 160203-N-NU281-382 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 3, 2016) by MC3 Justin R. Pacheco
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 347k USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) participates in a replenishment-at-sea with aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 160224-N-DZ642-033 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2016) by MC3 Bobby J Siens.
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 165k Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters, assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, right, and the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, transfer cargo from USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a vertical replenishment. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 160406-N-NU281-280 ARABIAN GULF (April 6, 2016) by MC3 Justin R. Pacheco.
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 220k USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) participates in a replenishment-at-sea with aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 160426-N-DZ642-001 ARABIAN GULF (April 26, 2016) by MC3 Bobby J Siens.
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 262k USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a port visit. Medgar Evers is forward-deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of national security interests in Europe and Africa.
    US Navy photo # 160604-N-IL474-015 SOUDA BAY, GREECE (June 4, 2016) by Heather Judkins.
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 238k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 transfers cargo from USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a vertical replenishment. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 160615-N-PE636-009 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 15, 2016) by MC3 Anthony Flynn
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 327k The guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG-103) receives fuel and supplies during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Medgar Eevers (T-AKE-13). Truxtun is conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 161208-N-NB178-470 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2016) by MC2 Tyrell K. Morris
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 189k USNS Medgar Eevers (T-AKE-13) passes Portsmouth Naval Hospital while pulling into downtown Norfolk, VA. The ship's port visit was part of Maritime Day, which is held annually to honor the history and sacrifices of civilian mariners.
    US Navy photo # 170521-N-BI924-3466 NORFOLK, Va. (May 21, 2017) by Jennifer Hunt
    Lee Wahler
    Medgar Evers 239k USNS Medgar Eevers (T-AKE-13) under way in the Irish Sea. Medgar Evers is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
    US Navy photo # 171004-N-EO381-157 IRISH SEA (Oct. 4, 2017) by MC3 Casey J. Hopkins
    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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