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MV PVT. Franklin J. Phillips (AK-3004)
MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) (1985 - 1991)

CPL Louis J. Hague Jr., Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built by Odense Staalskibsvaerft A/S, Lindo, Denmark, as MV Evelyn Maersk in 1979
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1983
  • Converted by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as PVT. Harry Fisher (AK-3004), 12 September 1985, operated by Maersk Line Ltd.
  • MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seventeen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program.
  • MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) is based at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as a member of Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two. She carries equipment to support a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Brigade
  • Renamed MV PVT. Franklin J. Phillips (AK-3004) in 1991
  • Returned to owner, 15 July 2008
    Displacement 23,365 t.(lt), 46,484 t.(fl)
    Length 755' 5"
    Beam 90'
    Draft 33' 10" (max)
    Speed 16.4 kts.
    120,080 sq. ft. vehicle,
    1,283,000 gallons petrolube
    65,000 gallons water
    332 TEU
    Aircraft CH-53E Helicopter platform
    Armament none
    25 civilian mariners
    11 naval personnel
    one Sulzer 7RND76M slow speed Diesel engine
    single propeller, 16,800shp

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    Merchant Service
    PVT Franklin J. Phillips 77k MV Evelyn Maersk moored pierside at Busan, South Korea, November 1980. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    PVT Franklin J. Phillips 6k MV Evelyn Maersk moored pierside at Yokohama, Japan, November 1980. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) - MSC Charter
    PVT Franklin J. Phillips 61k MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    PVT Franklin J. Phillips 1441k An elevated port quarter view of MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) underway, date and location unknown.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-86-03304 Atlantic Ocean (1 September 1985), a US Navy photo, courtesy Bethlehem Steel Corp, now in the collections of Defense
    Robert M. Cieri
    PVT Franklin J. Phillips 236k MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) arrives at Northrop Grumman Newport News, VA., 26 September 2007, for an approximately five week period during which she will receive an upgrade to her habitability spaces, replacement of her cargo cranes, propeller and rudder maintenance, and underway hull painting. Northrop Grumman Newport News employees Garry Bunting, senior dock master, and Paul Chaney, fleet support construction supervisor, oversee the arrival of the ship.
    Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News. Photo by John Whalen
    Bill Gonyo
    PVT Franklin J. Phillips 1332k MV PVT Harry Fisher (AK-3004) unloading military equipment in August 2007 during the Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism exercise which involved navies from the United States, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines.
    US Navy photo.
    Bill Gonyo

    There is no DANFS history for MV PVT Franklin J. Phillips (AK-3004) at NavSource
    Private Franklin J. Phillips United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Citation
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