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USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
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USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
Career (USA)
Name: USNS Leroy Grumman
Namesake: Leroy Grumman (1895-1982), an American industrialist and aeronautical engineer
Ordered: 27 February 1986
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana
Laid down: 6 July 1987
Launched: 3 December 1988
In service: 23 August 1989-present
Status: In active Military Sealift Command service
General characteristics
Class & type: Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler
Type: Fleet replenishment oiler
Tonnage: 31,200 deadweight tons
Displacement: 9,500 tons light
Full load variously reported as 42,382 tons and 40,700 long tons (41,353 metric tons)
Length: 677 ft (206 m)
Beam: 97 ft 5 in (29.69 m)
Draft: 35 ft (11 m) maximum
Installed power: 16,000 hp (11.9 MW) per shaft
34,442 hp (25.7 MW) total sustained
Propulsion: Two medium-speed Colt-Pielstick PC4-2/2 10V-570 diesel engines, two shafts, controllable-pitch propellers
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Capacity: 178,000 to 180,000 barrels (29,000 m3) of fuel oil and jet fuel
7,400 square feet dry cargo space; eight 20-foot (6.1 m) refrigerated containers with room for 128 pallets
Complement: 103 (18 civilian officers, 1 U.S. Navy officer, 64 merchant seamen, 20 U.S. Navy enlisted personnel)
Armament: Peacetime: none
Wartime: probably 2 x 20-mm Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: Helicopter landing platform
Notes: Five refueling stations
Two dry cargo transfer rigs

USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler of the United States Navy.

Construction and delivery[edit | edit source]

Leroy Grumman, the ninth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class and first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 6 July 1987 and launched on 3 December 1988. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service under the control of the Military Sealift Command with a primarily civilian crew on 3 August 1989.

Service history[edit | edit source]

Leroy Grumman serves in the United States Atlantic Fleet. In early 2012, she joined several British warships from the Royal Navy including the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and fleet flagship HMS Bulwark to partake in Exercise ‘Joint Warrior’ and other training missions with warships from the United Kingdom, Norway and the Netherlands.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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