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USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188)


International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Coast Guard SOS Ribbon


Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 17 December 1984, at Avondale Industries, Westwego, LA.
  • Launched, 22 February 1986
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188), 3 April 1987
  • Placed out of service, 29 June 1996
  • Laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF) Philadelphia, PA., Maintenance Category B
  • Reactived, 23 February 2005, and assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Atlantic
  • Inactivated, 1 October 2006, laid up at (NISMF) Philadelphia, PA., Maintenance Category B
  • Reactived, summer 2010
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,500 t.(lt) 42,382 t.(fl)
    Length 677'
    Beam 97' 5"
    Draft 35' (max.)
    Cargo Capacity 178,000 Bbls
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement
    Civilians
    18 Officers
    64 Merchant Seamen
    Navy
    1 Officer
    20 Enlisted
    Aircraft helicopter platform only
    Propulsion
    two medium speed Colt-Pielstick PC4-2/2 10V-570 Diesel engines
    twin propellers, 16,000shp

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    Joshua Humphreys 2050k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) underway in reverse during sea trials, 24 February 1987.
    Photo Avondale Industries Inc. Defense Visual Information Center, Photo ID: DN-SC-87-06989.
    Robert Hurst
    Joshua Humphreys 101k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) and USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968) moored pierside at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF) Philadelphia, PA., February 2005. The barge contains magazine cylinders, known as the “coke bottles” from the MK-10 Terrier Missile System from the scrapped USS Luce (DLG-7). Photo by Jon White STG-3, Luce, 1985-87
    Joshua Humphreys 77k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) underway at Hampton Roads, off Norfolk. VA., 10 November 2005. Photo by Mable Clark
    Joshua Humphreys 73k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) laid up at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA., October 2007. Photo by Eric P. Pumphret
    Joshua Humphreys 1592k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) moored at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 22 March 2008.
    Photo J. Clear.
    Robert Hurst
    Joshua Humphreys 704k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) refuels the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) during a replenishment at sea. Boxer is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110427-N-ZS026-101 GULF OF ADEN (April 27, 2011) by MC3 Trevor Welsh.
    Lee Wahler
    Joshua Humphreys 522k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188), foreground, and dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), background, are underway in the Gulf of Aden after providing fuel and supplies to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4).
    US Navy photo # 110427-N-ZS026-095 GULF OF ADEN (April 27, 2011) by MC3 Trevor Welsh.
    Lee Wahler
    Joshua Humphreys 1012k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) underway in the Gulf of Aden.
    US Navy photo # 110912-N-YM590-007 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 12, 2011) by MC2 Brian M. Brooks.
    Lee Wahler
    Joshua Humphreys 222k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) conducts a replenishment at sea with British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Daring (D32).
    US Navy photo # 120628-N-WO496-004 GULF OF OMAN (June 28, 2012) by MC2 Alex Forster.
    Lee Wahler
    Joshua Humphreys 263k Sailors stand by as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) approaches USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) for a replenishment-at-sea. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130526-N-QL471-062 ARABIAN GULF (May 26, 2013) by MC3 Billy Ho.
    Lee Wahler
    Mason 197kChief Boatswain's Mate Mark Maxwell signals a winch operator aboard USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) from the missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG-87) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mason is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 131117-N-PW661-024. Gulf of Aden (November 17 2013)
    Robert M. Cieri
    Joshua Humphreys 181k USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77). Bush is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140618-N-EI510-537 ARABIAN GULF (June 18, 2014) by MC3 Scott Barnes.
    Lee Wahler

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