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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    2nd Lieutenant John P. Bobo Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship
    Keel Laid September 1983 - Launched May 1985 - Delivered June 1985
    Acquired by the US Navy under a long-term charter June 6 1985

  1. M/V PFC Dewayne T. Williams T-AK-3009
    Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to be operated by American Overseas Marine Corporation

  2. USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams T-AK-3009
    Purchased by the US Navy Military Sealift Command January 17 2006 and Redesignated


Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1    (2007)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type 2
FPO AP 96595

Naval Support Facility
Diego Garcia


GregCiesielski DewayneTWilliams TAK3009 20070308 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DewayneTWilliams TAK3009 20070308 1 Front.jpg

Note: Signed by the Master


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Private First Class Dewayne T. Williams, USMC (September 8 1949 – September 18 1968)
PFC Williams was assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. While on patrol in the Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, he was killed in action.
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Rifleman with the First Platoon, Company H, Second Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division in action against communist insurgent forces in the Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam, PFC Williams posthumously recieved the Medal of Honor."
PFC Williams awards include the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with two bronze stars) and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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