USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9)
- For other ships named after Commodore Perry, see USS Perry.
|USNS Matthew Perry slides into San Diego bay.|
Matthew Perry slides into San Diego bay.
|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]|
|Class and type:||Lewis and Clark-class cargo ship|
23,852 tons light, |
40,298 tons full,
16,446 tons dead
210 m (689 ft) overall, |
199.3 m (654 ft) waterline
32.3 m (106 ft) extreme, |
32.3 m (106 ft) waterline
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)|
14,000 nautical miles at 20 kt |
(26,000 km at 37 km/h)
• 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|
|Nulka decoy launchers|
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.
- "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. 02 December 2008. http://peos.crane.navy.mil/T-AKE/Pioneers.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9)". Naval Vessel Register. United States Navy. 4 December 2008. http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/AKE9.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- Priolo, Gary P. (16 January 2009). "USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9)". Service Ship Photo Archive. NavSource Online. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/75/7509.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
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