US Lewis and Clark class

US Kilauea class
Support Ship


Support Ship Lewis and Clark class

Dry cargo ships operated by the US Military Sealift Command. Fourteen underway replenishment vessels are in order to replaced the remaining Sirius, Mars and Kilauea classes ships


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41000full load (tn)
210length (m)
32.20beam (m)
9.10draught (m)
14000range (nm)
20max speed (knots)
1Naval Engine diesel
1Naval Engine electric motors


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    Typical Max
US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky S-70 H-60 22
US United States Naval Aviation SNIA SA330 Puma 10

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US NASSCO San Diego - 14

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USUS NavyT-AKE-1USNS Lewis and Clark2006--
USUS NavyT-AKE-2USNS Sacagawea2007--
USUS NavyT-AKE-3USNS Alan Shepard2007--
USUS NavyT-AKE-4USNS Richard E. Byrd2008--
USUS NavyT-AKE-5USNS Robert E. PearyNPEA2008--
USUS NavyT-AKE-6USNS Amelia Earhart2008--
USUS NavyT-AKE-7USNS Carl Brashear2009--
USUS NavyT-AKE-8USNS Wally Schirra2009--
USUS NavyT-AKE-9USNS Matthew Perry2010--
USUS NavyT-AKE-10USNS Charles Drew2010--
USUS NavyT-AKE-11USNS Washington Chambers2011--
USUS NavyT-AKE-12USNS William McLean2011--
USUS NavyT-AKE-13USNS Medgar EversNVRS2012--
USUS NavyT-AKE-14USNS Cesar Chavez2012--

14 units


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2001-oct-18OrderedUS T-AKE-1 USNS Lewis and Clark
2001-oct-18OrderedUS T-AKE-2 USNS Sacagawea
2002-jul-16OrderedUS T-AKE-3 USNS Alan Shepard
2003-jul-18OrderedUS T-AKE-4 USNS Richard E. Byrd
2004-jan-27OrderedUS T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary
2004-jan-27OrderedUS T-AKE-6 USNS Amelia Earhart
2004-mar-23Laid downUS T-AKE-1 USNS Lewis and Clark
2004-sep-15Laid downUS T-AKE-2 USNS Sacagawea
2005-jan-11OrderedUS T-AKE-7 USNS Carl Brashear
2005-jan-11OrderedUS T-AKE-8 USNS Wally Schirra
2005-may-21LaunchedUS T-AKE-1 USNS Lewis and Clark
2006-feb-14Laid downUS T-AKE-3 USNS Alan Shepard
2006-jun-20CommissionedUS T-AKE-1 USNS Lewis and Clark
2006-jun-24LaunchedUS T-AKE-2 USNS Sacagawea
2006-jul-28Laid downUS T-AKE-4 USNS Richard E. Byrd
2006-dec-6LaunchedUS T-AKE-3 USNS Alan Shepard
2006-dec-12Laid downUS T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary
2007-feb-27CommissionedUS T-AKE-2 USNS Sacagawea
2007-may-15LaunchedUS T-AKE-4 USNS Richard E. Byrd
2007-may-30Laid downUS T-AKE-6 USNS Amelia Earhart
2007-jun-26CommissionedUS T-AKE-3 USNS Alan Shepard
2007-oct-27LaunchedUS T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary
2007-nov-2Laid downUS T-AKE-7 USNS Carl Brashear
2008-jan-8CommissionedUS T-AKE-4 USNS Richard E. Byrd
2008-apr-6LaunchedUS T-AKE-6 USNS Amelia Earhart
2008-apr-14Laid downUS T-AKE-8 USNS Wally Schirra
2008-jun-5CommissionedUS T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary
2008-sep-18LaunchedUS T-AKE-7 USNS Carl Brashear
2008-oct-3Laid downUS T-AKE-9 USNS Matthew Perry
2008-oct-30CommissionedUS T-AKE-6 USNS Amelia Earhart
2009-mar-4CommissionedUS T-AKE-7 USNS Carl Brashear
2009-mar-8LaunchedUS T-AKE-8 USNS Wally Schirra
2009-mar-17Laid downUS T-AKE-10 USNS Charles Drew
2009-aug-16LaunchedUS T-AKE-9 USNS Matthew Perry
2009-aug-25Laid downUS T-AKE-11 USNS Washington Chambers
2009-sep-1CommissionedUS T-AKE-8 USNS Wally Schirra
2010-feb-24CommissionedUS T-AKE-9 USNS Matthew Perry
2010-feb-27LaunchedUS T-AKE-10 USNS Charles Drew
2010-mar-26Laid downUS T-AKE-12 USNS William McLean
2010-jul-14CommissionedUS T-AKE-10 USNS Charles Drew
2010-sep-11LaunchedUS T-AKE-11 USNS Washington Chambers
2010-oct-26Laid downUS T-AKE-13 USNS Medgar Evers
2011-feb-23CommissionedUS T-AKE-11 USNS Washington Chambers
2011-apr-16LaunchedUS T-AKE-12 USNS William McLean
2011-may-9Laid downUS T-AKE-14 USNS Cesar Chavez
2011-sep-28CommissionedUS T-AKE-12 USNS William McLean
2011-oct-29LaunchedUS T-AKE-13 USNS Medgar Evers
2012-feb-9US T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary First landing of a V-22 Osprey aboard a MSC ship
2012-apr-24CommissionedUS T-AKE-13 USNS Medgar Evers
2012-may-12LaunchedUS T-AKE-14 USNS Cesar Chavez
2012-oct-24CommissionedUS T-AKE-14 USNS Cesar Chavez
2013-marDeploymentUS T-AKE-13 USNS Medgar Evers Combined Task Force 150 Mar13 operation Atalanta
2013-apr-6US T-AKE-2 USNS Sacagawea First Cargo Ship operations with MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor
2013-junAircraftUS T-AKE-11 USNS Washington Chambers Puma N330KW
2013-jul-15US T-AKE-10 USNS Charles Drew Talisman Saber 2013 At least 1 H-60 embarked unknown serial
2014-mar-20AircraftUS T-AKE-4 USNS Richard E. Byrd SA330 Puma N405R
2015-apr-11DeploymentUS T-AKE-13 USNS Medgar Evers Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1 off north west coast of Scotland
2015-oct-3DeploymentUS T-AKE-12 USNS William McLean Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2017-mar-10Port VisitUS T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary visit to HMNB Portsmouth, to test new Princess Royal Jetty (for UK QEII class carriers), departed 12 Mar.
2017-mar-24DeploymentUS T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2018-feb-5DeploymentUS T-AKE-5 USNS Robert E. Peary Minor collision with USS Leyte Gulf off coast of Floriada while conducting RAS training.
2019-mar-30DeploymentUS T-AKE-13 USNS Medgar Evers Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 Topping up at Loch Striven, as part of opening of JW19-1. Departed the Clyde on 12 Apr.

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