USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7)

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USNS Carl Brashear
Career
Awarded: 11 January 2005
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding
Laid down: 2 November 2007
Launched: 18 September 2008
In service: 4 March 2009
Motto: Audentes Fortuna Iuvat
("Fortune Favors the Bold") [1]
Status: in active service, as of 2020
Badge: 153px
General characteristics
Class and type: Lewis and Clark-class cargo ship
Displacement: 23,852 tons light,
40,298 tons full,
16,446 tons dead
Length: 210 m (689 ft) overall,
199.3 m (654 ft) waterline
Beam: 32.3 m (106 ft) extreme,
32.3 m (106 ft) waterline
Draft: 9.1 m (30 ft) maximum,
9.4 m (31 ft) limit
Propulsion: Integrated propulsion and ship service electrical system, with generation at 6.6 kV by FM/MAN B&W diesel generators; one fixed pitch propeller; bow thruster
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 14,000 nautical miles at 20 kt
(26,000 km at 37 km/h)
Capacity: • Max dry cargo weight:
  5,910 long tons (6,005 t)
• Max dry cargo volume:
  783,000 cubic feet (22,000 m³)
• Max cargo fuel weight:
  2,350 long tons (2,390 t)
• Cargo fuel volume:
  18,000 barrels (2,900 m³)
  (DFM: 10,500) (JP5:7,500)
Complement: 49 military, 123 civilian
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
Nulka decoy launchers
Armament: 2–6 × 12.7 mm machine guns
or 7.62 mm medium machine guns
Aircraft carried: two helicopters, either Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk or Aerospatiale Super Puma

USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) is a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship of the United States Navy, named in honor of Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Carl Brashear (1931–2006), the first African-American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, despite having lost a leg in the Palomares incident.

The contract to build Carl Brashear was awarded to General Dynamics's subsidiary National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) of San Diego, California, on January 11, 2005. Her keel was laid down on November 2, 2007. The completed ship was delivered to the Navy on March 4, 2009.[2]

References

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

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