USAT General Brehon B. Somervell

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Name: USAT General Brehon B. Somervell
Namesake: Brehon B. Somervell
Builder: VT Halter Marine, Gulfport, Mississippi
Acquired: 19 September 1987
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Type: Logistics Support Vessel
Displacement: 4,199 long tons (4,266 t)
Length: 273 ft (83 m)
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)
Draft: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 × EMD 16-645E2; 1,950 hp each at 999 rpm
Speed: 12.5 knots (light), 11.5 knots (loaded)
Range: 8,200 nautical miles (light), 6,500 nautical miles (loaded)
Complement: 6 officers, 23 enlisted

The U.S. Army Vessel General Brehon B. Somerevell (LSV-3) is a General Frank S. Besson, Jr.-class Logistics Support Vessel.[1] The ship and its five class cohorts were built by VT Halter Marine,[2] (formerly Moss Point Marine) of Gulfport, Mississippi.[3] It is named for General Brehon B. Somervell, the Commanding General of the United States Army Service Forces in World War II. The vessel is currently home-ported in Tacoma, Washington, and is assigned to the 805th Transportation Detachment (U.S. Army Reserve).[4][5]