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USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Alpha - Oscar
SGT Matej Kocak Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built by Sun Ship Building Co. Chester, PA. as SS Thomas Heyward a Maritime Administration type (C7-S-133a) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MC hull 347)
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 11 February 1983 for operation by the Waterman Steamship Corp.
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1985
  • Converted by National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA.
  • Placed in service in 1985 under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as SS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (AK-3006), operated by Waterman Steamship Corp.
  • Purchased by the Military Sealift Command in January 2010, renamed USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006)
  • Eugene A. Obregon 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.
  • USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006) is assigned to the European area, Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron One
    Displacement 26,125 t.(lt) 48,754 t.(fl)
    Length 821'
    Beam 105' 6"
    Draft 33' 10" (max)
    Speed 20 kts.
    Cargo Capacity
    Containers, 532
    Ro-Ro, 152,236 square feet
    JP-5, 20,290 bbls
    DF-2 12,355 bbls
    Mogas 3,717 bble
    Stable Water, 2,189 bbls
    two twin 50 ton
    one 30 ton gantry
    Aircraft helicopter platform
    Armament none
    Complement26 civilian mariners
    two boilers
    two GE turbines; 30,000 hp
    single shaft

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    SS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (AK-3006) - MSC Charter
    PFC Eugene A. Obregon 43k SS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (AK-3006) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    PFC Eugene A. Obregon 54k SS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (AK-3006) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    US Navy
    YFU-83 1052k SS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (AK 3006) at anchor off Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, 30 March 1988, during Ocean Venture 88. Note YFU-83 in the foreground.
    DOD photo DM-ST-90-10214.
    LCDR Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
    USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006)
    PFC Eugene A. Obregon 585k USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006) at anchor at Palma de Mallorca, 17 July 2010. Photo by Jose A. Rodriguez
    PFC Eugene A. Obregon
    104k USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006) at anchor in the Bay of Naples, 14 September 2010.
    U.S. Navy photo # 100914-N-9999A-023 photographer unknown.
    Robert Hurst
    PFC Eugene A. Obregon 811k USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006) at anchor off the coast of the Isle of Rhodes, 3 October 2010. Photo by Hasko Schmidt
    PFC Eugene A. Obregon 259k USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006) moored pierside inboard of USNS Maj Stephen W. Pless (T-AK-3007) at Newport News, VA., 17 August 2016.
    US Navy Photo # 160817-N-OH262-361 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Aug. 17, 2016 by Bill Mesta
    Lee Wahler
    PFC Eugene A. Obregon 542k USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006) participates in a group sail during Turbo Activation. Turbo Activation is a large-scale sealift readiness exercise series, which rapidly activates a mix of Military Sealift Command and U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration ships on the East, West, and Gulf Coasts. The exercise provides an assessment of the readiness of U.S. sealift forces, while also stressing the underlying support network involved in maintaining, manning and operating the nation's ready sealift forces.
    US Navy Photo # 190924-N-BI924-9780 CHESAPEAKE BAY (Sept. 24, 2019) by Jennifer Hunt
    Lee Wahler

    USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Private First Class Eugene A. Obregon United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006)

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