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USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Zulu
NPCZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
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Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal (5)


Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 16 October 1991, at Avondale Industries, Westwego, LA.
  • Launched, 23 July 1994
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201), 21 June 1995.
  • USNS Patuxent, a double hulled tanker, is part of the MSC Naval Auxiliary Force, MSC Europe
    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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    Patuxent 71k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Patuxent 115k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) underway, date and location unknown.
    A copy of this photo is available from Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA.
    Photo ©Atlantic Fleet Sales
    Submitted by Robert M. Cieri
    Patuxent 81k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) breaks away after an underway replenishment (UNREP) with USS Santa Barbara (AE-28). USS Santa Barbara and USNS Patuxent were deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch when this photo was taken.
    US Navy photo # 980523-N-4541B-001 by PH2 Gloria J. Barry.
    Bill Gonyo
    Carney 32k USS Carney (DDG-64) pulling away from USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) after refueling, Mediterranean Sea, 1999. Bill Lair STG2(SW)
    McFaul 47k USS McFaul (DDG-74) refueling from USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201), Mediterranean Sea, 1999. Photo taken from Carney (DDG-64). Bill Lair STG2(SW)
    Patuxent 77k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) underway in the Middle East, 29 April 2002. USNS Patuxent was deployed at the time of this photo to support the multiple strike groups deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 020429-N-4441P-055 by PH2 MIchael J. Pusnik, Jr.
    Bill Gonyo
    Patuxent 46k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) underway, July 2002, eastern Mediterranean Sea. Photo taken from USS Hue City (CG-66) Photo by Lt. Steve Dundas, CHC USNR USS Hue City
    Saipan 111k USS Saipan (LHA 2) left, and USS Ponce (LPD 15) flank USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) during a simultaneous underway replenishment (UNREP), 21 September 2002.
    US Navy photo # 020921-N-6920A-001 by PHAN Latrice N. Ames, photo from Navy Newsstand web site.
    Bill Gonyo
    Kanawha 75k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) moored astern of USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) at Malta Shipyards, ex Malta Drydocks. Anthony Vella, Senglea, Malta
    Patuxent 141k Bow on view of USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) taken from HMS Ark Royal by Sean Tortora, Patuxent Chief Mate, date and location unknown. Charles L. Tomkins
    Patuxent 64k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) underway in the Atlantic Ocean after completing an underway replenishment of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 12 December 2007. Photo by Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
    Nassau 414k USS Nassau (LHA-4), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville (LPD-13) and USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) steam in formation, 16 April 2008, during a transit through the Mediterranean Sea during Phoenix Express (PE 08). PE-08 is the third annual exercise in a long-term effort to improve regional cooperation and maritime security. The principal aim is to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations as well as promoting friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation.
    US Navy photo # 080416-N-9855D-158 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 16, 2008) by MC1 James C. Davis
    Robert M. Cieri
    Patuxent 433k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) transits the Mediterranean Sea, 16 April 2008, during Phoenix Express (PE 08). PE-08 is the third annual exercise in a long-term effort to improve regional cooperation and maritime security. The principal aim is to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations as well as promoting friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation.
    US Navy photo # 080416-N-9855D-055 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 16, 2008) by MC1 James C. Davis.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 483k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) steams through the Baltic Sea during exercises supporting Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), 11 June 2008. BALTOPS is an annual international exercise involving 13 countries.
    US Navy photo # 080611-N-3396B-041 BALTIC SEA (June 11, 2008) by MC2 Mike Banzhaf.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 750k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) underway in the harbor at Augusta, Italy, 22 May 2008 Photo by Primo Acireale
    Patuxent 410k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) moored pierside at Djibouti in late January/early February 2009. Patuxent supported the US-led international "Task Force 151", trying to close in on piracy activities around the Horn of Africa. Gerhard Muller-Debus
    Patuxent 2523k An MH-60B helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42, embarked aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99), carries a pallet of supplies during a vertical replenishment with USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.
    US Navy photo # 100304-N-7088A-020 GULF OF ADEN (March 4, 2010) by MC1 Elizabeth Allen.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 1238k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) underway in the US 5th Fleet area or responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100329-N-1082Z-140 DJIBOUTI (March 29, 2010) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 314k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) being assisted by tugs into her berth at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 13 June 2011. Jack C. Sofield
    Patuxent 2026k USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) transfers fuel to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71). Abraham Lincoln and Cape St. George are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 120213-N-DH811-083 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 13, 2012) by MCSN Benjamin T. Liston.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 935k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) center, conducts a simultaneous replenishment at sea with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD-18), left, and the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53). New Orleans and John Paul Jones are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.
    US Navy photo # 120214-N-KS651-188 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 14, 2012) by MC2 Jason Behnke.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 1820k The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) takes on fuel during a replenishment with USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 120419-N-KQ416-038 ARABIAN SEA (April 19, 2012) by MCSN Zachary S. Welch.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 1337k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) transits the Gulf of Oman. Patuxent is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120424-N-SK590-159 GULF OF OMAN (April 24, 2012) by MC3 Tim D. Godbee.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 904k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) underway behind a multi-national formation of ships during UNITAS Atlantic 53-12. UNITAS is an annual multi-national exercise that involves naval forces from 13 partner nations to promote interoperability and cooperation with each other and is hosted by U.S. 4th Fleet.
    US Navy photo # 120924-N-ZE938-001 CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 24, 2012) by MC3 Frank J. Pikul.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 1140k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) conducts a replenishment with the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dauntless (D33), right, conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during UNITAS Atlantic 53-2012.
    US Navy photo # 120925-N-ZE938-341 CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2012) by MC3 Frank J. Pikul.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 265k The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) receives fuel while steaming alongside USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) during Eisenhower's first replenishment-at-sea during her 2013 deployment. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a regularly-scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the US 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130303-N-KG407-232 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 3, 2013) by MCSA Kameren Guy Hodnett.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 234k USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). Kearsarge is the flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperations efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130720-N-WX580-008 RED SEA (July 20, 2013) by MC3 Lacordrick Wilson.
    Lee Wahler
    Patuxent 197k Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) look on during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201). Arleigh Burke is conducting its final pre-deployment evaluation with the George H.W. Bush Strike Group to achieve mission readiness and the ability to work alongside international allies in the execution of the Navy's maritime strategy.
    US Navy photo # 131126-N-AP176-054 Atlantic Ocean (Nov 26 2013) by MC2 Jeff Atherton.
    Robert M. Cieri

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