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MV A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (AK-4638)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

A1C William H. Pitsenbarger Logistics Prepositioning Ship:
  • Built (date unknown) as MV Therese Delmas in France
  • Delivered for commercial service (date unknown)
  • Acquired by US Navy, 1 March 2001 from RR & VO L.L.C. and operated by Red River Shipping Corp. of Rockville, MD. under long term contract to the Military Sealift Command (MSC).
  • Placed in service as MV A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (T-AK-4638), 12 December 2001
  • A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (AK-4638) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • MV A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (AK-4638) is assigned to the Pacific area, Maritime Prepositioning Program Squadron Three
    Displacement 31,986 t.(fl)
    Length 621'
    Beam 105'
    Draft 37' 5" (max)
    Speed 18 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 23 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion system unknown

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    A1C William H. Pitsenbarger 188k The ships namesake A1C William H. Pitsenbarger preparing to make a water jump.
    US Air Force photo.
    MSC web site
    A1C William H. Pitsenbarger 49k A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (AK-4638) underway, date and location unknown. MSC web site

    There is no DANFS history available for A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (AK-4638) at NavSource
    Medal of Honor Citation for A1C William H. Pitsenbarger, USAF,
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