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USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Lima - Uniform - Papa
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Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 9 July 1990, at Avondale Industries, Westwego, LA.
  • Launched, 5 October 1991
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200), 25 September 1992
  • USNS Guadalupe is part of the MSC Naval Auxiliary Force, MSC Pacific
    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.
    Armament none
    Complement
    Civmar
    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 shafts, 16,000 hp per shaft

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    Guadalupe 1348k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) moored at Southwest Marine Corporation's shipyard at San Diego, CA. for routine overhaul, 16 July 1993.
    Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-ST-93-05611, a US Navy photo by Don S. Montgomery.
    Robert Hurst
    Guadalupe 76k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Guadalupe 65k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Guadalupe 757k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) tying up at Sembawang Dockyard, Singapore, 16 February 2003. Photo by Mark Longstaff-XO HMNZS Endeavour (A11) Chris Howell, SOUTHLAND SHIP STORES LIMITED, Port of BLUFF, NEW ZEALAND
    Bonhomme Richard 4166k Amphibious Task Force-West (ATF-West), comprised of;
    USS Bon Homme Richard (LHD-6),
    USS Boxer (LHD-4),
    USS Dubuque (LPD-8),
    USS Comstock (LSD-45),
    USS Anchorage (LSD-36),
    USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), and
    USS Cleveland (LPD-7),
    steam in formation with USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200). ATF-West deployed from San Diego January 17, transporting Marines and their gear to Kuwait for further deployment into Iraq.US Navy photo # 030524-N-1352S-006 Arabian Gulf (May 24, 2003) by PH2 Jennifer Swader.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Guadalupe 64k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) approaches USS Vicksburg (CG 69) the Arabian Gulf, to resupply the cruiser with fuel, 26 October 2004.
    US Navy photo # 041026-N-4374S-006 by PH2 Michael Sandberg USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Guadalupe 72k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) delivers fuel to USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a replenishment at sea in the Arabian Gulf, 26 October 2004.
    US Navy photo # 041026-N-4374S-013 by PH2 Michael Sandberg USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    CV-67 John F. Kennedy 89k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) delivers fuel to USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in the Persian Gulf, 26 October 2004. Both ships were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
    US Navy photo # 041026-N-4374S-001, by PH2 Michael Sandberg USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Guadalupe 91k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) underway in San Francisco Bay, 22 March 2007. Photo by Captain Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (Ret.)
    Guadalupe 68k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) underway in San Francisco Bay, 22 March 2007. Photo by Captain Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (Ret.)
    Guadalupe 74k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) underway in San Francisco Bay, 22 March 2007. Photo by Captain Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (Ret.)
    140k USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refueling from USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) in the Western Pacific, June 2007. Photo taken by Adam Pacetti, ET2 (SW) USN from USS Lake Erie (CG-70).

    Jim Pacetti RD2 USN
    Guadalupe 345k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA.., 15 April 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080415-N-0100I-016 SAN DIEGO (April 15, 2008)
    Lee Wahler

    80713-N-3946H-003
    137k QM3 Matthew Lenerville "flag-walks" along the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) before a refueling at sea with the USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) in the Pacific Ocean, 13 July 2008. Kitty Hawk was participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 with units from the United States, Australia, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
    US Navy photos # 080713-N-3946H-003 and 080713-N-3946H-009 by MC3 Patrick Heil.
    Matt Howe, QM2,
    via Robert Hall

    80713-N-3946H-009
    121k
    Guadalupe 1760k BMSA Mason West, left, and BM2 Ashlie Bevin take bearing measurements aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) as the ship pulls alongside USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) for refueling during an underway replenishment, 16 July 2008. Bonhomme Richard is participating in Rim-of-the-Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
    US Navy photo # 080716-N-6999H-017 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2008) by MC2 Jennifer R. Hudson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Guadalupe 1401k
    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) receives fuel from USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) during Rim of the Pacific 2008 (RIMPAC 2008), 16 July 2008.US Navy photo # 080716-N-6270R-004 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2008) by MC1 Mark Rankin.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 2064k
    USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, in December 2008. Note USS Peleliu (LHA-5) beyond Guadalupe.
    Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Guadalupe 1861k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) receives fuel from USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is on a scheduled deployment.US Navy photo # 090925-N-5148B-002 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 25, 2009) by MC2 Sarah E. Bitter. Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 880k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Curts (FFG-38) and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN74).
    US Navy photo # 091114-N-2475A-306 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2009) by MC3 Kenneth Abbate.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 1177k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) moored at Pier 27, San Francisco, 11 March 2010. Photos by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (Ret.)
    Guadalupe 1097k
    Guadalupe 361k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS11) lands on USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) for a personnel transfer. Freedom is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010.
    US Navy photo # 100707-N-7058E-840 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 7, 2010) by LT. Ed Early.
    Robert Hurst
    Guadalupe 4167k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) extends fuel lines toward the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises.
    US Navy photo # 100713-M-7045P-014 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2010) by LCPL. Orlando Perez USMC.
    Robert Hurst
    Guadalupe 420k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) refuels the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) left, and the Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Kanimbla (LPA-51), right during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises.
    US Navy photo # 100713-N-7058E-449 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2010) by LT. Ed Early.
    Robert Hurst
    Guadalupe 375k Rigid-hull inflatable boats posing as pirate skiffs approach USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) in an anti-piracy exercise during the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's largest international maritime exercise.
    US Navy photo # 100729-N-7058E-140 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2010) by LT. Ed Early.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 1285k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100705-N-6854D-098 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 5, 2010) by MC2 Jon Dasbach.
    Robert Hurst
    Guadalupe 1829k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100731-N-6854D-119 PEARL HARBOR (July 31, 2010) by MC2 Jon Dasbach.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 241k The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) performs an underway replenishment with USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200). Bonhomme Richard is on her way to represent the Navy at the Seattle Seafair.
    US Navy photo # 110727-N-ZC343-076 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2011) by MCCS Joe Kane.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 755k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) underway alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) during a replenishment at sea. Carl Vinson is underway conducting operations off the coast of Southern California.
    US Navy photo # 110919-N-DR144-226 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2011) by MC2 James R. Evans.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 1822k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) refuels the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG-97) Halsey is on a deployment to the western Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 111206-N-ZF681-520 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 6, 2011) by MC3 Christopher Farrington.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 1649k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for a replenishment at sea. Abraham Lincoln is in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility as part of a deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans to support coalition efforts.
    US Navy photo # 120115-N-MH561-078 ANDAMAN SEA (Jan. 15, 2012) by CAPT. Jaime A. Quejada.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 370k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) refuels the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104) during a replenishment at sea. Sterett is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 120121-N-VY256-215 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 21, 2012) by MC3 Christopher S. Johnson.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 1249k The Russian navy destroyer Admiral Tributs (564), background, passes alongside USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG-97) as they conduct a refueling at sea. Halsey is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 120219-N-ZF681-119 ARABIAN SEA (Feb.19, 2012) by MC3 Christopher Farrington.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 176k The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) refuels during a replenishment at sea with USNS Guadaloupe (T-AO-200). Cape St. George is deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 9, operating in the US 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo # 120726-N-VY256-227 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 26, 2012) by MC3 Christopher S. Johnson.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 189k The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG-88) and USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Preble is deployed with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 to the western Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 130429-N-LP801-121 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 29, 2013) by MC3 Raul Moreno Jr.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 272k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) comes alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90) during an independent deployer certification (IDCERT). The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, US 3rd Fleet.
    US Navy photo # 130718-N-WX059-217 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2013) by MC2 Sean Furey.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 137k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) at Seattle, WA., 7 August 2013. Photo by Ron Jensen
    Guadalupe 276k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) center, conducts a replenishment at sea with the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG-83), top, and the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Ronald Reagan and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW-2) are underway conducting carrier qualifications.
    US Navy photo # 131107-N-FN963-117 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 07, 2013) by MC2 Richard L. J. Gourley.
    Lee Wahler
    Guadalupe 239k The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS-2) pulls alongside USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) as she conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8) while underway off the coast of Southern California.
    US Navy photo # 140226-N-JO908-236 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 26, 2014) by MC2 Kory Alsberry.
    Lee Wahler

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