USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314)

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RoRo vessel USNS Charlton (T-AKR 314) of the Military Sealift Command.
Career (US)
Ordered: 26 November 1996
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 4 January 1999
Launched: 11 December 1999
In service: 23 May 2000
Fate: in service
General characteristics
Class and type: Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
Displacement: 29,000 tons
Length: 950 ft
Beam: 106 ft
Draft: 34 ft
Propulsion: Gas turbine

USNS Charlton (T-ARK-314) 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.

She was named for Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton, a Medal of Honor Receipient.

Laid down on 4 January 1999 and launched on 11 December 1999, Charlton was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on 23 May 2000.

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