Military Sealift Command’s USNS William McClean Joins Harvey Relief Efforts

The Military Sealift Command's dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) will join two U.S. Navy warships in the ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. USNS William McClean got underway on Thursday from Norfolk, Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico, where it will support the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the dock landing … [Read more...]

Held Hostage By A Cargo Of Bombs

Most military historians agree about the critical importance and sacrifice of the Merchant Marine of the Allied nations in winning World War Two but very few mention the role civilian ships flying the American flag have played in the wars since. Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano, a professor of History at Campbell University and a SUNY Maritime College alumni, has taken the first … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – MT Maersk Peary Arrives in Antarctica for Annual Resupply

Today's ship photos show the Military Sealift Command-chartered tanker MT Maersk Peary arriving at the McMurdo Station ice-pier in support of the annual supply mission Operation Deep Freeze 2017. Each year Maersk Peary delivers 100 percent of the fuel needed for station operations over the next year. The arrival of the tanker follows the MSC chartered ship MV Ocean … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – MSC-Chartered ‘Ocean Giant’ Arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

A few days ago we showed you pictures of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star clearing a navigation channel to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Today here are pictures showing the arrival of the Military Sealift Command-chartered vessel MV Ocean Giant, which is now conducting cargo offload operations at the station. As we reported, the USCGC Polar Star reached McMurdo on … [Read more...]

Military Sealift Command To Honor Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Military Sealift Command, the transportation provider for the US Navy, will name it's newest ship after Harvey Milk, the San Francisco gay rights activist featured in Sean Penn's award winning movie, Milk. U.S. Naval Institute News reported that a July 14, 2016 congressional notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a … [Read more...]