|USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)|
USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
|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|
|Class & type:||Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler|
|Type:||Fleet replenishment oiler|
|Tonnage:||31,200 deadweight tons|
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|
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)|
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)|
Wartime: probably 2 x 20-mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aviation facilities:||Helicopter landing platform|
Five refueling stations|
Two dry cargo transfer rigs
Construction and deliveryEdit
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.
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.
- ↑ "HMS Bulwark | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Flickr. 2012-05-02. http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/7136065099/in/photostream/. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195).|
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive: USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
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- Wildenberg, Thomas (1996). Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/GSBO/index.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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