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Lewis And Clark Class Dry Cargo And Ammunition Ship

As auxiliary support ships, dry cargo/ammunition ships directly contribute to the ability of the Navy to maintain a forward presence.  The main mission of the Lewis And Clark Class Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ships is to deliver ammunition, provisions, stores, spare parts, potable water and petroleum products to carrier battle groups and other naval forces, serving as a shuttle ship or station ship.
Lewis And Clark Class Dry Cargo And Ammunition Ship Copyright © Staff Sgt. Alesia Goosic, U.S. Air Force

Status

In active service

Contractor

Builder: General Dynamics, NASSCO

Complement

11 Naval Personnel
124 Civilian Personnel

Capacity

5 550 tons of dry cargo 6 117,83 short tons of dry cargo
2 427 tons of fuel 2 675,31 short tons of fuel

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 210 meters 689 feet
Beam: 32.19 meters 105.6 feet
Draft: 9 meters (at full load) 29.5 feet (at full load)
Weight
Displacement: 41 000 metric tons (at full load) ~40 300 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: four FM/MAN B&W 9L and 8L 48/60 diesel generators, single fixed pitch propeller
Performance: 47 800 shaft horsepower (35.7 megawatts) ( )
Speed: 20 knots (~37 kilometers per hour) (~23 miles per hour)
Range: 14 000 nautical miles (~25 900 kilometers (at 20 knots)) ( (at 20 knots))
Miscellaneous
Dry Cargo Stowage: 31 396 cubic meters 1 108 592 cubic feet
Cargo Staging Area: 12 788 cubic meters 451 544 cubic feet

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
T-AKE 1 USNS Lewis And Clark 2006-06-20 - In active service
T-AKE 2 USNS Sacagawea 2007-02-27 - In active service
T-AKE 3 USNS Alan Shepard 2007-06-26 - In active service
T-AKE 4 USNS Richard E. Byrd 2008-01-08 - In active service
T-AKE 5 USNS Robert E. Peary 2008-06-05 - In active service
T-AKE 6 USNS Amelia Earhart 2008-10-30 - In active service
T-AKE 7 USNS Carl Brashear 2009-03-04 - In active service
T-AKE 8 USNS Wally Schirra 2009-09-01 - In active service
T-AKE 9 USNS Matthew Perry 2010-02-24 - In active service
T-AKE 10 USNS Charles Drew 2010-07-14 - In active service
T-AKE 11 USNS Washington Chambers 2011-02-23 - In active service
T-AKE 12 USNS William McLean 2011-09-29 - In active service
T-AKE 13 USNS Medgar Evers 2012-04-24 - In active service
T-AKE 14 USNS Cesar Chavez 2012-10-24 - In active service