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USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187)
USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) at Hampton Roads, Virginia
Career
Name: USNS Henry J. Kaiser
Namesake: Henry J. Kaiser (1882–1967)
Awarded: 12 November 1982
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana
Laid down: 22 August 1984
Launched: 5 October 1985
In service: 19 December 1986
Status: In reduced operating status
General characteristics
Class and type: Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
Type: Fleet replenishment oiler
Tonnage: 31,200 deadweight tons
Displacement: 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
Installed power: 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)
Capacity: 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)
Armament: Peacetime: none
Wartime: probably 2 x 20-mm Phalanx CIWS
Aviation facilities: Helicopter landing platform
Notes: Five refueling stations
Two dry cargo transfer rigs

United States Naval Ship USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) is the lead ship of her class of fleet replenishment oilers of the United States Navy. She is named for Henry J. Kaiser (1882-1967), an American industrialist and shipbuilder.

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Construction and delivery

Henry J. Kaiser was laid down by Avondale Shipyard, Inc., in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 22 August 1984 and launched on 5 October 1985. She was the lead ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class of fleet replenishment oilers. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service with the Military Sealift Command on 19 December 1986.

Service history

Now home-ported at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Henry J. Kaiser has held there in a reduced operating status since 2005.

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