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MV A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (T-AK-4638)

MV A1C William H Pitsenbarger (T-AK 4638)
History
United States
Name: MV A1C William H. Pitsenbarger
Namesake: William H. Pitsenbarger
Builder: St. Nazaire, France
Launched: 1983
In service: 12 December 2001
Out of service: 29 August 2008
Nickname(s): Pits
Honors and
awards:
National Defense Service Medal
Status: Returned to owner
General characteristics
Type: Container ship
Displacement: 31,986 long tons (32,499 t) full load
Length: 621 ft 3 in (189.36 m)
Beam: 105 ft 8 in (32.21 m)
Draft: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Propulsion: Slow Speed Sulzer diesel engines
Speed: 17.5 knots (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph)
Complement: 23

MV A1C William H. Pitsenbarger was a civilian-crewed container ship operated by Red River Shipping Corp. of Rockville, Md, under charter to Military Sealift Command from 2001 to 2008. She was named in honor of William H. Pitsenbarger, a US Air Force Medal of Honor recipient.

According to the [[Naval Vessel

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