- For other ships named after Commodore Perry, see USS Perry.
USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9)Matthew Perry Career Awarded: 30 January 2006 Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Laid down: 3 October 2008 Launched: 16 August 2009 Sponsored by: Hester G. Evans Christened: 16 August 2009 Acquired: 24 February 2010 Status: in active service, as of 2020[update] General characteristics Class & type: Lewis and Clark-class cargo ship Displacement: 23,852 tons light,
40,298 tons full,
16,446 tons dead
Length: 210 m (689 ft) overall,
199.3 m (654 ft) waterline
Beam: 32.3 m (106 ft) extreme,
32.3 m (106 ft) waterline
Draft: 9.1 m (30 ft) maximum,
9.4 m (31 ft) limit
Propulsion: Integrated propulsion and ship service electrical system, with generation at 6.6 kV by FM/MAN B&W diesel generators; one fixed pitch propeller; bow thruster Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h) Range: 14,000 nautical miles at 20 kt
(26,000 km at 37 km/h)
Capacity: • Max dry cargo weight:
5,910 long tons (6,005 t)
• Max dry cargo volume:
783,000 cubic feet (22,000 m³)
• Max cargo fuel weight:
2,350 long tons (2,390 t)
• Cargo fuel volume:
18,000 barrels (2,900 m³)
(DFM: 10,500) (JP5:7,500)
Complement: 49 military, 123 civilian Electronic warfare
Nulka decoy launchers Armament: 2–6 × 12.7 mm machine guns
or 7.62 mm medium machine guns
Aircraft carried: two helicopters, either Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk or Aerospatiale Super Puma
USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) is a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship of the United States Navy, named in honor of Commodore Matthew C. Perry (1794–1858), who led the effort to open Japan to trade with the West.
The contract to build Matthew Perry was awarded to National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) of San Diego, California, on 30 January 2006. Her keel was laid down on 3 October 2008. She was launched and christened on 16 August 2009, sponsored by Hester Evans, a great-great-great granddaughter of Commodore Perry.
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This ship was one of several participating in disaster relief after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. During the 21 days of operations, Matthew Perry completed 17 separate replenishment events and delivering more than 1.5 million gallons (5,700 m³) of fuel and transported relief supplies.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers USNS Matthew Perry". General Dynamics NASSCO. 24 February 2010. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/general-dynamics-nassco-delivers-usns-matthew-perry-85236777.html. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
- "Navy Names Four Ships After American Pioneers". U.S. Department of Defense. 2 December 2008. http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=12380. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
- Seawaves,"Warships Supporting Earthquake in Japan"
- Baxter, Edward (May 2011). "Disaster! Operation Tomodachi". Military Sealift Command (MSC). http://www.msc.navy.mil/sealift/2011/May/japan.htm. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
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