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Career (US)
Ordered: 14 November 1997
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 25 April 2000
Launched: 10 March 2001
In service: 14 August 2001
Fate: in service
General characteristics
Displacement: 29,000 tons
Length: 950 ft
Beam: 106 ft
Draft: 34 ft
Propulsion: Gas turbine

USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) is one of Military Sealift Command's nineteen Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 33 ships in the Prepositioning Program. She is a Watson-class vehicle cargo ship.

She was named for Private First Class Ralph E. Pomeroy, a Medal of Honor Recipient.

Laid down on 25 April 2000 and launched on 10 March 2001, Pomeroy was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on 14 August 2001.

According to The Guardian the human rights group Reprieve identified the Pomeroy and sixteen other USN vessels as having held "ghost prisoners" in clandestine extrajudicial detention.[1]

References

  1. ^ Duncan Campbell, Richard Norton-Taylor (2 June 2008). "Prison ships, torture claims, and missing detainees". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/02/terrorism.terrorism. Retrieved 2008-06-01.   mirror

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.


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