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|She was built in Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A. by the General Dynamics Corporation for the Lykes Brothers Steamship Company Inc. and she entered service as Almeria Lykes. She sailed for Lykes right through the 1970s and early 1980s before her first sale transpired. In 1986 Almeria Lykes along with her sisterships Doctor Lykes (72) and Tillie Lykes (73) were sold to the U.S. Department of Transp...||08/20/2007||651|
|USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2) under constuction.|
USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2) is a United States Navy ship to be named in honor of John Glenn, a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War, astronaut, and United States senator.
|USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM-25) is a future Missile Range Instrumentation Ship under construction by VT Halter Marine Inc. of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The keel was laid during a ceremony on August 13, 2008.|
The ship is slated to replace the USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23) once it becomes operational, and is being fitted with a Cobra Judy Replacement radar system. It is due ...
|USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1), the lead ship of her class of Mobile Landing Platforms (MLP), is a ship named in honor of African American Marine Corps recruits who trained at Montford Point Camp, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.|
|Navy medic ship at the San Diego Yard
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The third USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) is a hospital ship in the United States Navy. She was named for the virtue of compassion. In accordance to the Geneva Conventions, USNS Mercy and her crew do not carry any armament. Firing on the Mercy is considered a war crime.
Mercy was built as an oil tanker, SS Wor...
|USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, and the second Mercy Class Hospital Ship to join the navy fleet. In accordance to the Geneva Conventions, USNS Comfort and her crew do not carry any ordnance and firing on the Comfort is considered a war crime. |
Like her sister ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), Comfort was built as an oil tanker in 197...
|USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34) is the seventh of eight Kilauea-class ammunition ships, currently in service with the Military Sealift Command. It is the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and is named for Mount Baker, a volcano in the Cascade Range of Washington. Ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command provide logistic support to US Navy ships at sea. |
Mount Baker wa...
|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 l...
|Two of the Four members of the Cape I Class of Roll-on/Roll-off Cargo Ships, these vessels were originally built for the commercial trade, but were turned over to the Maritime Administration upon their completion named USNS Mercury & USNS Jupiter in 1977 for operation by the Military Sealift Command. Both ships served under these names from 1977 to 1993 and were activated during the First G...||08/08/2010||338|
|USS Essex (LHD-2) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship built at what is now Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and commissioned on 17 October 1992 while moored at North Island NAS beside the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). It is the fifth ship named for Essex County, Massachusetts. Dick Cheney, then the Secretary of Defense in the first Bush Administration, spoke at the commis...||07/15/2012||196|
|USS Lewis and Clark (SSBN-644), a Benjamin Franklin-class ballistic missile submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.|
Lewis and Clark's sail and fair-water planes and the top of its rudder are now on display at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, part of a memor...