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List of Military Sealift Command ships

Military Sealift Command ships as of January 2018[1]

This is a list of Military Sealift Command ships. The fleet is made up of approximately 130 ships which are divided among eight programs: Fleet Oiler (PM1), Special Mission (PM2), Strategic Sealift (PM3), Tow, Salvage, Tender, and Hospital Ship (PM4), Sealift (PM5), Combat Logistics Force (PM6), Expeditionary Mobile Base, Amphibious Command Ship, and Cable Layer (PM7) and Expeditionary Fast Transport (PM8).

All MSC ships are divided into eight main categories according to program.
Each category is further divided into subcategories according to ship type.

List of current Military Sealift Command shipsEdit

Fleet Oiler Program (PM1)
Fleet Replenishment Oiler (T-AO)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) Henry J. Kaiser  
USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) Henry J. Kaiser  
Special Mission Program (PM2)
Missile Range Instrumentation (T-AGM)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) Stalwart  
USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM-25) Howard O. Lorenzen  
Navigation Test Support (T-AGS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Waters (T-AGS-45) Waters  
Oceanographic Survey (T-AGS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) Pathfinder  
USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62) Pathfinder  
USNS Henson (T-AGS-63) Pathfinder  
USNS Bruce C. Heezen (T-AGS-64) Pathfinder  
USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS-65) Pathfinder  
Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
Sea-based X-band Radar
(formerly Moss Sirius)
(SBX-1) n/a   Mobile active electronically scanned array early-warning radar station,
based on a twin-hulled semi-submersible drilling rig.
("Sea-based X-band Radar" is more of a designation than a traditional name)
Ocean Surveillance (T-AGOS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Victorious (T-AGOS-19) Victorious  
USNS Able (T-AGOS-20) Victorious  
USNS Effective (T-AGOS-21) Victorious  
USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22) Victorious  
USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS-23) Impeccable  
Submarine and Special Warfare Support (T-AGSE)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MV C Champion n/a  
MV C Commando n/a
MV C Ocean Trader n/a  
MV Malama n/a
MV Delores Chouest n/a  
MV HOS Dominator n/a  
USNS Black Powder (T-AGSE-1)  
USNS Westwind (T-AGSE-2)  
USNS Eagleview (T-AGSE-3)  
USNS Arrowhead (T-AGSE-4)  
Prepositioning Program (PM3)
Air Force Container (T-AK)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MV Maj. Bernard F. Fisher (T-AK-4396) LTC Calvin P. Titus   Container ship
MV Capt. David I. Lyon (T-AK-5362) n/a Container ship
Army Container (T-AK)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MV LTC John U.D. Page (T-AK-4543) MV LTC John U.D. Page-class
MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr. (T-AK-4544) MV SSG Edward A. Carter, Jr.-class  
Dry Cargo/Ammunition (T-AKE)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1) Lewis and Clark   RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) Lewis and Clark   RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
High-Speed Transport (HST)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Guam (HST-1) Guam  
Unnamed (ex-Puerto Rico) (HST-2) Puerto Rico   Contracted out to a civilian ferry service
as of March 2016
Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off (LMSR) - (T-AKR)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) Watson  
USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314) Watson  
USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315) Watson  
USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) Watson  
USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) Watson  
Maritime Prepositioning Force - Container, Roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) - (T-AK), (T-AKR)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008) 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo   Dry Cargo/Ammunition
USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo   Dry Cargo/Ammunition
USNS 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010) 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo   Dry Cargo/Ammunition
USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus (T-AK-3011) 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo   Dry Cargo/Ammunition
USNS Sgt. William R. Button (T-AK-3012) 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo   Dry Cargo/Ammunition
USNS GySgt. Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) Shughart   RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) Bob Hope   RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Pililaau (T-AKR-304) Bob Hope   RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311) Watson   RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) Watson   RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
Offshore Petroleum Distribution System (T-AG)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS VADM K. R. Wheeler (T-AG-5001) VADM K. R. Wheeler  
USNS Fast Tempo n/a   Crew boat/support vessel for VADM K. R. Wheeler
Aviation Logistics Support Ship (T-AVB)A
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
SS Wright (T-AVB-3) Wright   (Prepositioning)
SS Curtiss (T-AVB-4) Wright   (Prepositioning)
ANote: Aviation Logistics Support Ships are not listed in the above graphic, but are assigned to this program[2]
Service Support Program (PM4)
Fleet Ocean Tug (T-ATF)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Catawba (T-ATF-168) Powhatan  
USNS Navajo (T-ATF-169) Powhatan  
USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171) Powhatan  
USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) Powhatan  
Hospital (T-AH)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) Mercy  
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) Mercy  
Rescue and Salvage (T-ARS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) Safeguard  
USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) Safeguard  
USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) Safeguard  
USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53) Safeguard  
Submarine Tender (AS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) Emory S. Land  
USS Frank Cable (AS-40) Emory S. Land  
Sealift Program (PM5)
Container and Roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) - (T-AK)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005) Sgt. Matej Kocak  
USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK-3006) Sgt. Matej Kocak  
USNS Maj. Stephen W. Pless (T-AK-3007) Sgt. Matej Kocak  
USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin (T-AK-3015) 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin  
USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK-3016) LCPL Roy M. Wheat   Former Soviet military cargo ship “Vladimir Vaslyaev”[3]
Dry Cargo (T-AK)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MV TransAtlantic (T-AK-5229) n/a  
T/B Sea Eagle (MB 1219) n/a
Surge Sealift - Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off (LMSR) and Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO) - (T-AK), (T-AKR)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295) Shughart  
USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) Gordon  
USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) Shughart  
USNS Gilliland (T-AKR-298) Gordon  
USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) Bob Hope  
USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) Bob Hope  
USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303) Bob Hope  
USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) Bob Hope  
USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) Bob Hope  
USNS Watson (T-AKR-310) Watson  
Long-term Charter Tankers (T-AOT)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MT Empire State (T-AOT-5193) n/a
MT Maersk Peary (T-AOT-5246) n/a  
ATB Galveston/Petrochem Producer (T-AOT-5406) n/a  
MT SLNC Pax (T-AOT-5356) n/a
Petroleum Tankers (T5) (T-AOT)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT-1125) Champion  
Fleet Ordnance and Dry Cargo Program (PM6)
Dry Cargo/Ammunition (T-AKE)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE-3) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE-4) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) Lewis and Clark  
USNS William McLean (T-AKE-12) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) Lewis and Clark  
USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14) Lewis and Clark  
Fast combat support (T-AOE)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) Supply  
USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) Supply   in reserve
USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) Supply  
USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) Supply   in reserve
Afloat Staging Command Support Program (PM7)
Command (LCC)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) Blue Ridge   Amphibious command ship
Expeditionary Transfer Dock (T-ESD)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Montford Point (T-ESD-1) Montford Point  
USNS John Glenn (T-ESD-2) Montford Point  
Expeditionary Mobile Base (T-ESB) (sub-variant)
USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB-4) Montford Point  
USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB-5) Montford Point under construction
Cable Laying/Repair (T-ARC)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) Zeus  
Expeditionary Fast Transport Program (PM8)
Expeditionary Fast Transport (T-EPF)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Spearhead (T-EPF-1) Spearhead  
USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF-2) Spearhead  
USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) Spearhead  
USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) Spearhead  
USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5) Spearhead  
USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6) Spearhead  
USNS Carson City (T-EPF-7) Spearhead  
USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) Spearhead  
USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9) Spearhead  
USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) Spearhead fitting out
USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11) Spearhead under construction
USNS Newport (T-EPF-12) Spearhead under construction

Previous MSC ShipsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MSC ships 2018" (PDF). msc.navy.mil. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "US Navy Fact File". navy.mil. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ "USNS LCPL ROY M. WHEAT – ZORYA DT-59 GAS TURBINE INSTALLATION AND INTEGRATION". Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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