USNS John Lewis supply ship conducts acceptance test
USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205) is the capital ship of the US Navy’s new class of fleet supply ships and was tested on April 25.
NAV SEA press release
The acceptance test consists of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the Navy and shipbuilding company General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) to evaluate the ship’s system and readiness before handing it over to the Navy. I am.
“”John Lewis-class refueling aircraft will add capabilities to the Navy’s combat logistics units and form the basis of a fuel supply system at sea.“” Said John Wrighthammer, Program Manager, Auxiliary and Special Mission Shipbuilding Program Office. “”We are pleased to welcome USNS John Lewis to the fleet.“
Operated by the Military Sealift Command, the John Lewis-class T-AO fuels and lubricates naval vessels, small amounts of fresh frozen supplies, storage, drinking water, and on board aircraft.
The Oilers have the ability to carry barrels of oil, considerable dry cargo capacity, aviation capacity, and speeds of 20 knots. NASSCO has designed a new vessel with double hulls to protect it from oil spills and strengthened cargo and ballast tanks.
NASSCO is currently produced at USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206), USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207), and USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). Future USNS Lucy Stone (T-AO 209) and USNS Sojourner Truth (T-AO 210) are under contract. NASSCO is also currently producing two expeditionary naval bases (ESBs), the future USS John L. Canley (ESB 6) and USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7).
As one of the Pentagon’s largest acquisitions, PEO Ships is responsible for developing and procuring all destroyers, amphibious vessels, special mission and support vessels, boats and aircraft.
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