USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199)
USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199)
|Namesake:||The Tippecanoe River in Indiana|
|Ordered:||24 March 1989|
|Builder:||Avondale Shipyard, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||19 November 1990|
|Launched:||16 May 1992|
|In service:||8 February 1993-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
USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to support ships of the United States Navy.
Tippecanoe, the thirteenth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 19 November 1990 and launched on 16 May 1992. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service under the control of the MSC with a primarily civilian crew on 8 February 1993. She serves in the United States Pacific Fleet.
In January 2005, Tippecanoe was part of the American relief effort in response to the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
- USNS Mercy T-AH-19 2005.jpg
Tippecanoe and MSC hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) conduct a replenishment at sea in the Indian Ocean on 8 April 2005.
- Tippecanoe UNREP with Bulkeley.jpg
Tippecanoe refuels USS Bulkeley (DDG-84).
- 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.
- Oiler Tippecanoe Pumps Aid Into Tsunami Relief Efforts
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive: USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199)
- USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199)
- 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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