Maritime Prepositioning Force

Preposition containerized cargo and rolling stock.
 

Characteristics

Length: 950 ft
Beam: 105.8 ft
Displacement: 62,444 tons
Speed: 24 knots
Civilian: 30 plus surge capacity

Government-owned

Ships

USNS Seay (T-AKR 302)
USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304)
USNS Sisler (T-AKR 311)
USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312)

 

Provide equipment to sustain a Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force for up to 30 days. Discharges cargo in port or at sea using organic lighterage.
 

Characteristics

Length: 673.2 ft
Beam: 105.5 ft
Displacement: 46,111 tons
Speed: 17.7 knots
Civilian: 30

Government-owned

Ships

USNS 2ND LT John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008)
USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009)
USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010)
USNS 1st LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011)
USNS SGT William R. Button (T-AK 3012)

 

Combines the enhanced prepositioning capabilities with modifications to provide a multi-mission vessel to the unified commander.
 

Characteristics

Length: 906.9 ft
Beam: 105.6 ft
Displacement: 55,123 tons
Speed: 24 knots
Civilian: 30

Government-owned

Ship

USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK 3017)

Ship Photos

Philippines (Mar. 29, 2016) - Military Sealift Command's maritime prepositioning force ship USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) arrives at Subic Bay in preparation for exercise Balikatan 16. The exercise, in its 32nd iteration, is scheduled to take place on the Philippine islands of Luzon, Palawan, and Panay and is an annual bilateral exercise that involves U.S. military and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel and subject matter experts from Philippine Civil Defense agencies.
USNS 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez
USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo
USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo
USNS Pililaau
USNS Pililaau
USNS Dahl and USNS Montford Point
USNS Dahl
USNS John Glenn connects to USNS GySgt. Fred W. Stockham during the USPACOM Amphibious Leaders Symposium off the coast of U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 13, 2016. PALS brings together senior leaders of allied and partner nations from the Indo-Asia Pacific region to discuss key aspects of maritime/amphibious operations, capability development, crisis response, and interoperability. Twenty-two allied and partnered nations, including the U.S. are participating.
USNS MV Maj. Bernard F. Fisher (T-AK 4396) executes a Group Sail with Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron (MPSRON 3) off the coast of Guam, Oct. 4, 2017.
Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron (MPSRON 3) executes a Group Sail off the coast of Guam Oct. 4, 2017.
USNS Pililaau (T-AK 304) executes a Group Sail with Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron (MPSRON 3) off the coast of Guam, Oct. 4, 2017.
 
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