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USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Lima - November
NJLN
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal


Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 15 July 1985, at Avondale Industries, Westwego, LA.
  • Launched, 9 August 1986
  • Placed in service with MSC as USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189), 25 July 1987
  • Placed out of service in 1996
  • Placed in service, 7 December 1998
  • USNS John Lenthall is part of the MSC Naval Auxiliary Force, MSC Atlantic
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,500 t.(lt) 42,382 t.(fl)
    Length 677'
    Beam 97' 5"
    Draft 35' (max.)
    Capacity 178,000-bbls
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement Civilians, 18 Officers, 64 Merchant Seamen, Navy, 1 Officer, 20 Enlisted
    Armament none
    Aircraft helicopter platform only;
    Propulsion two medium speed Colt-Pielstick PC4-2/2 10V-570 diesel engines, twin shafts, 16,000 hp per shaft

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    John Lenthall 799k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) moored pierside at Marseille, France, date unknown. Photo by Philippe Gonzales
    John Lenthall 1238k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189), at Genoa, Italy, 3 January 2000. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    John Lenthall 79k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) at Barcelona, Spain, 17 December 2000 Photo by Fabio Peņa
    John Lenthall 76k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189), at Barcelona, Spain, 17 December 2000 Photo by Fabio Peņa
    John Lenthall 74k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) refueling the mine countermeasures ship USS Inchon (MCS 12), in the Gulf of Mexico, 22 February 2001. Photo by PH3 Aaron L. Lane.
    DOD photo # 010222-N-9339L-502 Feb. 22, 2001.
    US Navy Chinfo Photo Gallery
    Normandy 212k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) comes alongside USS George Washington (CVN-73) and USS Normandy (CG-60) to conduct an underway replenishment (UNREP), 22 June 2002.
    US Navy photo by JO2 R. David Valdez
    Bernard A. Cardali
    CVN-75 140k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) refuels USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) while in the Mediterranean Sea, 3 April 2003.
    US Navy photo # 030403-N-9964S-23 by PH3 Christopher B. Stoltz
    Alex Tatchin
    John Lenthall 705k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) steams away from USS Enterprise (CVN-65) after completing an early morning vertical replenishment (VERTREP), 23 September 2003 in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 030925-N-0119G-001 by PHAN Rob Gaston.
    Robert Hurst
    John Lenthall 2203k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) steams alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during a fueling-at-sea, in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080427-N-7241L-031 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 27, 2008) by MC2 Nathan Laird.
    Lee Whaler
    John Lenthall 3113k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) breaks away from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) after completing a fueling-at-sea, in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080427-N-7241L-019 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 27, 2008) by MC2 Nathan Laird.
    Lee Whaler
    John Lenthall 342k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) steams alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) as the ships of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group transit westward across the Atlantic Ocean after a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility
    US Navy photo # 080708-N-2735T-037 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 5, 2008) by MC3 Coleman Thompson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 2049k The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) approaches USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) for an underway replenishment during the Carrier Strike Group 8 Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training exercise to test capabilities and ensure readiness before a deployment.
    US Navy photo # 090110-N-6107D-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2009) by MC2 Jesse Dick.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 328k The Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) conducts a replenishment at sea with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189). Bonhomme Richard is the command platform for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 091126-N-5148B-046 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 26, 2009) by MC2 Sarah E. Bitter.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 1610k The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) performs a refueling at sea with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting composite training unit exercises.
    US Navy photo # 110120-N-6632S-070 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2011) by MC3 Kevin J. Steinberg.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 1909k The Spanish navy frigate ESPS Almirante Juan De Borbon (F 102), left, approaches USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) for a replenishment at sea. Borbon is conducting a composite training unit exercise as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming combat deployment.
    US Navy photo # 110205-N-9793B-057 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 5, 2011) by MC3 Brian M. Brooks.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 319k The guided-missile destroyers USS McFaul (DDG-74), left, and USS James E. Williams (DDG-95), right, steam alongside USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) for a replenishment at sea (RAS). McFaul and James E. Williams are underway participating in exercise Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator is a joint and multinational amphibious assault exercise involving several foreign militaries and the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, designed to execute brigade-sized amphibious assaults against low-to-medium land and maritime threats to improve amphibious core competencies.
    US Navy photo # 120201-N-OP638-007 Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 1, 2012) by MC3 Jesse L. Gonzalez.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 751k CDR. James Storm, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG-58), and LCDR. Steven Foley, the executive officer, look on as Laboon approaches USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) for a replenishment at sea. Laboon is a unit of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group along with six other ships operating in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 120313-N-NL541-023 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 13, 2012) by MC2 Stuart Phillips.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 381k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189), left, and the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) operate in the Mediterranean Sea. Iwo Jima is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 121106-N-NN926-003 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 6, 2012) by MC2 Zane Ecklund.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 283k Gunner's Mate 1st Class Michael Doyle fires a shot line from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG-55) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189). Stout is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140127-N-UD469-065 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 27, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 101k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
    US Navy photo # 140208-N-CH661-350 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 8, 2014) by MC2 Jared King.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 212k The Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose (F236), right, receives fuel from USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) during a replenishment-at-sea.
    US Navy photo # 140208-N-UD469-285 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 8, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 207k Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG-55) maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat to the USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) for a personnel transfer. Stout is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140214-N-UD469-053 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 173k ET3 Joshua Bryant stands on the brow of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG-55) to signal to the pilot house when to slow down before a replenishment-at-sea with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189).
    US Navy photo # 140214-N-UD469-089 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 206k GM3 Christian Davis fires a shot line from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG-55) during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189).
    US Navy photo # 140214-N-UD469-094 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall
    140214-N-UD469-118 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014)
    215k Sailors heave a line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG-55) during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189)
    US Navy photo #'s
    140214-N-UD469-118 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014)
    and 140214-N-UD469-151 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall
    140214-N-UD469-151 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014)
    211k
    John Lenthall 348k Pallets of suppiles are received on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG-55) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189).
    US Navy photo # 140214-N-UD469-228 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 285k A sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) waits for the traveling surf to be lowered to transfer hazardous material during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189). Ramage is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 140222-N-CH661-203 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 22, 2014) by MC2 Jared King.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 249k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) departs Souda Bay after conducting resupply operations while USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), far background, arrives for a scheduled port visit. Lenthall and Big Horn, Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oilers, are each able to provide up to 31,200 tons of cargo to Navy assets during resupply operations.
    US Navy photo # US Navy photo # 140310-N-JE719-073 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 10, 2014) by MC2 Jeffrey M. Richardson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 254k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) conducts resupply operations during a scheduled port visit. John Lenthall is able to provide up to 31,200 tons of cargo to US Navy assets during resupply operations.
    US Navy photo # US Navy photo # 140304-N-JE719-298 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 4, 2014) by MC2 Jeffrey M. Richardson.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 266k The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG-103) departs Souda Bay, with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) moored at the pier ahead. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # US Navy photo # 140323-N-EI510-137 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 23, 2014) by MC3 Scott Barnes.
    Robert M. Cieri
    John Lenthall 238k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) transits the Mediterranean Sea after completing a replenishment at sea (RAS).
    US Navy photo # US Navy photo # 140326-N-CH661-016 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 26, 2014) by MC2 Jared King.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 238k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) delivers fuel and supplies to USS Ramage (DDG-61). Ramage is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140415-N-CH661-262 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 15, 2014) by MC2 Jared King.
    Lee Wahler
    John Lenthall 289k USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) underway outside the port of Piraeus, Greece, 23 April 2014 Photos by George Haralampides
    John Lenthall 172k

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