The US Navy will christen and launch the latest logistic cargo ship USNS Matthew Perry, which will join the Military Sealift Command’s naval fleet auxiliary force on 16 August 2009.

The Lewis-and-Clark Class dry cargo ship will join the fleet to deliver food, ammunition, fuel and supplies to the same class of deployed ships.

A crew of 124 civil service mariners and 11 sailors will operate the 689ft-long ship, which weighs 42,000t.

The ship will be christened in honour of Commodore Matthew C Perry, who opened US trade lanes with Japan.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData