USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315)
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|Ordered:||23 May 1997|
|Builder:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||24 August 1999|
|Launched:||28 July 2000|
|In service:||2 March 2001|
|Class and type:||Watson-class vehicle cargo ship|
USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315) is one of Military Sealift Command's nineteen Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 33 ships in the Prepositioning Program. She is a Watson-class vehicle cargo ship.
Laid down on 24 August 1999 and launched on 28 July 2000, Watkins was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on 2 March 2001.
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