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MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

LTC John U. D. Page Class Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built (date and place unknown) as MV American Nebraska
  • Delivered for commercial service (date unknown)
  • Operated under various additional names including, MV Susan, MV Nebraska, MV Nedlloyd Hudson, and MV OOC Innovation
  • Acquired by US Navy. 1 March 2001, from Maersk Lines Ltd. (MLL) of Norfolk, VA, under a five-year charter to the Military Sealift Command (MSC).
  • Converted for Military service at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Norfolk, VA.
  • Renamed MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544), 12 June 2001
  • Placed in service, 13 June 2001
  • MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) was one of the Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) was assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Two and operates out of Diego Garcia
    Displacement 74,500 t.(fl)
    Length 949' 8"
    Beam 105' 9"
    Draft 35' (max)
    Speed 18 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 22 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Merchant Service
    SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. 76k The Dutch merchantman MV Nedlloyd Hudson underway, date and location unknown Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Military Sealift Command (lease)
    SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. 45k MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) moored pierside, date and place unknown. MSC web site
    SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. 952k Overhead view of MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (AK-4544) underway, date and location unknown. MSC web site

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    Medal of Honor Citation for SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. USA,
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