Description: 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.
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.