USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194)
USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194) in San Francisco Bay
|Name:||USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194)|
|Namesake:||John Ericsson (1803-1889), a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer primarily active in the United States|
|Awarded:||1 February 1986|
|Builder:||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Laid down:||15 March 1989|
|Launched:||21 April 1990|
|In service:||18 March 1991-present|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2023[update]|
|Class and type:||Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler|
|Type:||Fleet replenishment oiler|
|Tonnage:||31,200 long tons (31,700 t) deadweight|
9,500 long tons (9,650 metric tons) light|
Full load variously reported as 42,382 and 40,700 long tons (43,062 and 41,353 t)
|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/h)|
178,000 to 180,000 barrels (28,300 to 29,000 m3) 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)|
Wartime: probably 2 x 20-mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aviation facilities:||Helicopter landing platform|
Five refueling stations|
Two dry cargo transfer rigs
Construction and delivery
John Ericsson, the eighth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class, was laid down at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 15 March 1989 and launched on 21 April 1990. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service under the control of the Military Sealift Command with a primarily civilian crew on 18 March 1991.
John Ericsson serves in the United States Pacific Fleet.
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history for 1991 through the present.
- 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 John Ericsson (T-AO-194)
- USNS John Ericcson (T-AO 194)
- 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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