USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198)
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USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198)
|Name:||USNS Big Horn|
|Namesake:||The Bighorn River in Wyoming and Montana|
|Ordered:||20 June 1988|
|Builder:||Avondale Shipyard, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||9 October 1989|
|Launched:||2 February 1991|
|In service:||21 May 1992-present|
|Status:||In active Military Sealift Command service|
|Class and type:||Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler|
|Type:||Fleet replenishment oiler|
|Tonnage:||31,200 deadweight tons|
9,500 tons light|
Full load variously reported as 42,382 tons and 40,700 long tons (41,353 metric tons)
|Length:||677 ft (206 m)|
|Beam:||97 ft 5 in (29.69 m)|
|Draft:||35 ft (11 m) maximum|
16,000 hp (11.9 MW) per shaft|
34,442 hp (25.7 MW) total sustained
|Propulsion:||Two medium-speed Colt-Pielstick PC4-2/2 10V-570 diesel engines, two shafts, controllable-pitch propellers|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/hr)|
178,000 to 180,000 barrels of fuel oil and jet fuel|
7,400 square feet dry cargo space; eight 20-foot refrigerated containers with room for 128 pallets
|Complement:||103 (18 civilian officers, 1 U.S. Navy officer, 64 merchant seamen, 20 U.S. Navy enlisted personnel)|
Peacetime: usually none|
Wartime: probably 2 x 20-mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aviation facilities:||Helicopter landing platform|
Five refueling stations|
Two dry cargo transfer rigs
For other ships of the same name, see USS Big Horn.
USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler of the United States Navy.
Big Horn, the twelfth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 9 October 1989 and launched on 2 February 1991. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service under the control of the Military Sealift Command with a primarily civilian crew on 21 May 1992. She serves in the United States Atlantic Fleet.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive: USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
- USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198)
- Wildenberg, Thomas (1996). Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/GSBO/index.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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