List of Military Sealift Command ships

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Military Sealift Command ships as of January 2016[1]

This is a list of Military Sealift Command ships.

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

List of current Military Sealift Command ships

Combat Logistics Force
Fleet Replenishment Oiler (T-AO)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187).jpg
USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) Henry J. Kaiser DN-SC-87-06989.jpg
USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) Henry J. Kaiser USNS John Lenthall T-AO-189.jpg
USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Walter S Diehl T-AO-193.jpg
USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194) Henry J. Kaiser USNS John Ericsson in Guam.jpg
USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Leroy Grumman T-AO-195.jpg
USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Kanawha T-AO-196.jpg
USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) Henry J. Kaiser Pecos T-AO-197.jpg
USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Big Horn T-AO-198.jpg
USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Tippecanoe.jpg
USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Guadalupe T-AO-200.jpg
USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Patuxent T-AO-201.jpg
USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) Henry J. Kaiser US Navy 040823-N-0120R-051 The Military Sealift Command (MSC) oiler USNS Yukon (T-A0 202) prepares for a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in a turbulent western Pacific Ocean.jpg
USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Laramie.jpg
USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) Henry J. Kaiser USNS Rappahannock T-AO-204.jpg
Fast combat support (T-AOE)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) Supply US Navy 020919-N-3653A-001 MSC USNS Supply steams in the Med.jpg
USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) Supply US Navy 041221-N-1229B-029 The Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) shown underway in the Western Pacific Ocean.jpg
USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) Supply US Navy 101010-N-8913A-153 he Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) breaks away from the aircraft carrier USS Geo.jpg
Dry Cargo/Ammunition (T-AKE)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE-3) Lewis and Clark USNS Alan Shepard (from MSC).jpg
USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE-4) Lewis and Clark USNS Richard E. Byrd;09750404.jpg
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) Lewis and Clark USNS Robert E Peary T-AKE-5.jpg
USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6) Lewis and Clark USNS Amelia Earhart T-AKE-6.jpg
USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) Lewis and Clark T-AKE7SDMay2009.jpg
USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8) Lewis and Clark US Navy 100609-N-8241M-061 USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) pulls into port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.jpg
USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) Lewis and Clark US Navy 110321-N-4743B-146 An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Per.jpg
USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) Lewis and Clark Charles Drew.jpg
USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) Lewis and Clark USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) underway in October 2014.JPG
USNS William McLean (T-AKE-12) Lewis and Clark USNS Wiliam McLean (T-AKE-12) underway in 2013.JPG
USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) Lewis and Clark USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) in the Arabian Sea in 2013.jpg
USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14) Lewis and Clark USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14) underway in December 2014.JPG
Service and Command Support
Hospital (T-AH)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) Mercy USNS Mercy leaving San Diego Bay.jpg
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) Mercy 090411-A-1786S-088 - USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in Hati.jpg
Submarine Tender (AS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) Emory S. Land US Navy 100814-N-1401J-076 USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrives at her new homeport of Diego Garcia.jpg
USS Frank Cable (AS-40) Emory S. Land USS Frank Cable AS-40.jpg
Fleet Ocean Tug (T-ATF)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Catawba (T-ATF-168) Powhatan USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) underway.jpg
USNS Navajo (T-ATF-169) Powhatan USNS Navajo (T-ATF-169).jpg
USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171) Powhatan USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171).jpg
USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) Powhatan USNS Apache (T-ATF 172).jpg
Rescue and Salvage (T-ARS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) Safeguard Uss safeguard.jpg
USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) Safeguard USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) tows USS Des Moines (CA-134) to the scrapyard, in October 2006.jpg
USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) Safeguard 130628-N-YU572-698.jpg
USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53) Safeguard USS Grapple (ARS-53).jpg
Command (LCC)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) Blue Ridge USS Mount Whitney;10012001.jpg
Afloat Forward Staging base (AFSB)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) Austin 130426-N-GZ984-233.jpg
Expeditionary Mobile Base (T-ESB)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) Montford Point USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) at Naval Station Norfolk on 20 April 2016.JPG Expeditionary Mobile Base
(delivered June 2015, to be in service August 2016)
Cable Laying/Repair (T-ARC)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) Zeus USNS Zeus.jpg
Special Mission
Missile Range Instrumentation (T-AGM)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) Stalwart USNS Invincible (T-AGM 24).jpg
USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM-25) Howard O. Lorenzen Howard O. Lorenzen on the Columbia River (140516-Z-PL933-055).jpg
Navigation Test Support (T-AGS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Waters (T-AGS-45) Waters T-AGS-45 Waters.jpg
Oceanographic Survey (T-AGS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) Pathfinder USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60).jpg
USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62) Pathfinder USNS Bowditch.jpg
USNS Henson (T-AGS-63) Pathfinder USNS Henson (T-AGS-63) 2010.jpg
USNS Bruce C. Heezen (T-AGS-64) Pathfinder USNS Bruce C Heezen T-AGS-64 (2).jpg
USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS-65) Pathfinder Marysears.jpg
Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
Sea-based X-band Radar
(formerly Moss Sirius)
(SBX-1) n/a Sbx underway.jpg 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)
Submarine and Special Warfare Support (T-AGSE)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MV C Champion n/a MV C Champion.jpg
MV C Commando n/a
MV Malama n/a
MV Delores Chouest n/a MV Dolores Chouest.jpg
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)
Ocean Surveillance (T-AGOS)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Victorious (T-AGOS-19) Victorious USS AGOS 19 VICTORIOUS.JPG
USNS Able (T-AGOS-20) Victorious USNS Able (T-AGOS-20) aft SURTASS equipment.jpg
USNS Effective (T-AGOS-21) Victorious USNS Effective T-AGOS-21.jpg
USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22) Victorious USNS Loyal T-AGOS-22.jpg
USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS-23) Impeccable USNS Impeccable T-AGOS-23.jpg
Maritime Prepositioning Force Container, RO/RO, Expeditionary Transfer Dock
and Dry Cargo/Ammunition (T-AK), (T-AKE), (T-AKR) & (T-ESD)
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 USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK-3009) during Operation Desert Shield.jpeg 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 US Navy 040308-M-0000K-002 The maritime prepositing ship MV 1st Lt. Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) pulls into Pyongtaek Port, South Korea.jpg Dry Cargo/Ammunition
USNS Sgt. William R. Button (T-AK-3012) 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo Dry Cargo/Ammunition
USNS Montford Point (T-ESD-1) Montford Point USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1) underway in July 2014.JPG Expeditionary Transfer Dock
USNS John Glenn (T-ESD-2) Montford Point USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2) underway in January 2014.jpg Expeditionary Transfer Dock
USNS GySgt. Fred W. Stockham (T-AK-3017) Shughart USNS Fred W. Stockham.jpg RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) Bob Hope USNS William W. Seay T-AKR-302.jpg RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Pililaau (T-AKR-304) Bob Hope US Navy 080722-N-1424C-501 The Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed roll-on-roll-off ship USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) is anchored off the coast of Red Beach.jpg RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311) Watson Sisler (T-AKR-311).jpg RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) Watson Dahl.jpg RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1) Lewis and Clark USNS Lewis and Clark T-AKE-1.jpg RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) Lewis and Clark USNS Sacagawea;09750215.jpg RO/RO (Vehicle Cargo Ship)
Air Force Container (T-AK)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MV Maj. Bernard F. Fisher (T-AK-4396) LTC Calvin P. Titus MV Maj Bernard F Fisher (T-AK 4396).jpg Container ship
MV Capt. David I. Lyon (T-AK-5362) n/a Container 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
Army Prepositioned Stocks
RO/RO and Container (T-AK) & (T-AKR)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) Watson USNS Red Cloud.jpg
USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314) Watson USNS Charlton (T-AKR 314).jpg
USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315) Watson Watkins (T-AKR-315).jpg
USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) Watson USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316).jpg
USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) Watson DN-SC-03-12980.jpeg
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
Surge Sealift LMSR and RO/RO
(T-AK), (T-AKR)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295) Shughart Small shughart.jpg
USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) Gordon USNS Gordon (T-AKR 296).jpg
USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) Shughart Yano T-AKR-297 LMSR.jpg
USNS Gilliland (T-AKR-298) Gordon USNS Gilliland (T-AKR 298).jpg
USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) Bob Hope USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300) at anchorage in Souda harbor.jpg
USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) Bob Hope USNS Fisher (T-AKR 301).jpg
USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303) Bob Hope USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303).jpg
USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) Bob Hope USNS Brittin (T-AKR 305).jpg
USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) Bob Hope USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306).jpg
USNS Watson (T-AKR-310) Watson Watson (T-AKR-310).jpg
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 Class (T-AK-3016) LCPL Roy M. Wheat
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 USNS Maersk Peary provides fuel to McMurdo Station in Antarctica..jpg
ATB Galveston/Petrochem Producer (T-AOT-5406) n/a
MT SLNC Pax (T-AOT-5356) n/a
USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT-1125) Champion USNS Gianella.jpg
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
Expeditionary Fast Transport (T-EPF)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Spearhead (T-EPF-1) Spearhead USNS Spearhead with helicopter during sea trials.jpg
USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF-2) Spearhead USNS Choctaw County awaits delivery. (9135925006).jpg
USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) Spearhead USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) underway in May 2015.JPG
USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) Spearhead USNS Fall River completes acceptance.jpg
USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5) Spearhead USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) is rolled out at Austal USA in September 2014.JPG
USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6) Spearhead USNS Brunswick (JHSV-6) at Austal USA in May 2015.JPG
USNS Carson City (T-EPF-7) Spearhead USNS Carson City (T-EPF-7) at Baltimore (USA) on 12 October 2016.JPG
High Speed Vessel (HSV)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
MV Westpac Express (HSV-4676) n/a Westpac Express HSV-4676.jpg
High-Speed Transport (HST)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
USNS Guam (HST-1) Guam Hawaii Superferry.jpg
Unnamed (ex-Puerto Rico) (HST-2) Puerto Rico HSF.jpg
Other Support
Aviation Logistics Support Ship (T-AVB)
Name Hull No. Class Photo Notes
SS Wright (T-AVB-3) Wright SS Wright.jpg (Prepositioning)
SS Curtiss (T-AVB-4) Wright SS Curtiss.jpg (Prepositioning)
MV Mohegan (T-AK-5158) n/a (Sealift)
MT Evergreen State n/a (Sealift)

Previous MSC Ships

See also


  1. ^ "MSC ships 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 31 March 2016. 

External links

  • Military Sealift Command Ship Inventory by Program
  • RRF Locations
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