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Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Replenishment Oiler

The main mission of the Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Replenishment Oilers is to provide underway replenishment of fuel to U.S. Navy ships at sea and jet fuel for aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers. Equipped with 5 fueling stations, they can replenish two ships at a time.
Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Replenishment Oiler Copyright © Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray, U.S. Navy

Contractor

Builder: Avondale Industries - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Complement

Civilian Crew
19 Officers
70 Enlisted Personnel
Navy Personnel
6 Navy Crew
1-29 Spare (Optional)

Single Hull Version

Status

In active service

Capacity

28 617,7 cubic meters of fuel oil or aviation fuel 180 000 barrels of fuel oil or aviation fuel

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 206.35 meters 677 feet
Beam: 29.57 meters 97 feet
Draft: 10.67 meters 35 feet
Weight
Displacement: 41 353.11 metric tons (at full load) 40 700 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: two Colt-Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V 570 diesels, two shafts
Performance: 34 442 horsepower
Speed: 20 knots (~37 kilometers per hour) (~23 miles per hour)

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
T-AO 187 USNS Henry J. Kaiser 1986-12-19 - In active service
T-AO 188 USNS Joshua Humphreys 1987-04-03 - In active service
T-AO 189 USNS John Lenthall 1987-06-25 - In active service
T-AO 190 USNS Andrew J. Higgins 1987-10-22 1996-05-06 Decommissioned
T-AO 191 USNS Benjamin Isherwood - - Cancelled
T-AO 192 USNS Henry Eckford - - Cancelled
T-AO 193 USNS Walter S. Diehl 1988-09-13 - In active service
T-AO 194 USNS John Ericsson 1991-03-18 - In active service
T-AO 195 USNS Leroy Grumman 1989-08-02 - In active service
T-AO 196 USNS Kanawha 1991-12-06 - In active service
T-AO 197 USNS Pecos 1990-07-06 - In active service
T-AO 198 USNS Big Horn 1992-05-21 - In active service
T-AO 199 USNS Tippecanoe 1993-02-08 - In active service
T-AO 200 USNS Guadalupe 1992-09-25 - In active service
T-AO 202 USNS Yukon 1994-03-25 - In active service

Double Hull Version

Three of the newest ships have double hulls, designed to meet OPA 90 (Oil Protection Act 1990) requirements. This modification reduced cargo capacity by 17 percent, although this can be restored in an emergency. All cargo and fuel tanks on these ships are separated from the main external shell of the ship by the double or inner hull. The extra hull provides significant protection against oil spill emergencies caused by grounding or other structural damage. Hull separation is 1.83 meters at the sides and 1.98 meters on the bottom.

Status

In active service

Capacity

25 278,97 cubic meters of fuel oil or aviation fuel 159 000 barrels of fuel oil or aviation fuel

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 206.35 meters 677 feet
Beam: 29.57 meters 97 feet
Draft: 10.67 meters 35 feet
Weight
Displacement: 42 673.97 metric tons (at full load) 42 000 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: two Colt-Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V 570 diesels, two shafts
Performance: 34 442 horsepower
Speed: 20 knots (~37 kilometers per hour) (~23 miles per hour)

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
T-AO 201 USNS Patuxent 1995-06-21 - In active service
T-AO 203 USNS Laramie 1996-05-07 - In active service
T-AO 204 USNS Rappahannock 1995-11-07 - In active service