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USNS Laramie (T-AO-203)


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Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal

Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 10 January 1994, at Avondale Industries, Westwego, LA.
  • Launched, 6 May 1995
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Laramie (T-AO-203), 7 May 1996.
  • USNS Laramie, a double hulled tanker, 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.)
    Cargo Capacity 178,000 bbls
    Speed 20 kts.
    Armament none
    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 shafts, 16,000shp

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    Laramie 39k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
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    Laramie 40k USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and USS Gonzales (DDG-66) conducting an emergency break away drill with USNS Laramie (T-AO-203), 8 November 1998, off the Virginia Capes
    US Navy photo # 981108-N-0063C-001 by AA R Crossly, USN
    Navy Newsstand
    Comfort 41k USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) refueling from USNS Laramie (T-AO-203), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    All Hands Magazine
    Laramie 86k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Laramie 1221k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) at Genoa, Italy, 8 August 2001. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Laramie 67k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) entering Grand Harbor, Valletta, Malta on her first visit to Malta, 11 March 2003. Anthony Vella, Senglea,Malta
    Ponce 579k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) and USS Ponce (LPD-15) prepare to begin an underway replenishment, 20 June 2007. Ponce is underway in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 070620-N-4014G-037 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 20, 2007) by MC3 Patrick Gearhiser.
    Douglas Brown
    Laramie 1015 USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a replenishment at sea, while under way in the Atlantic Ocean, 25 July 2007. Truman is participating in Operation Bold Step, a joint task force exercise with more than 15,000 service members from three countries.
    US Navy photo # 070725-N-0455L-006 (25 July 2007) by MCSN Justin Lee Losack.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 570k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) sails near the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for a replenishment at sea during a tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem, 20 March 2008 in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 080321-N-7571S-006 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 20, 2008) by MC3 Jonathan Snyder.
    Navy Newsstand
    Laramie 766k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for a replenishment at sea during a tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem, 1 April 2008 in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 080401-N-7571S-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 1, 2008) by MC3 Jonathan Snyder.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 1451k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) moored pierside at Norfolk, VA., 27 April 2008. Photo by Larry Backus
    Laramie 459k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) steams behind the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72), not pictured, after a replenishment at sea, 17 September 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080917-N-1082Z-035 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Iwo Jima 2180k The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) conducts a replenishment at sea with USNS Laramie (T-AO-203), 7 September 2008. Iwo Jima is deployed as the flagship of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group and is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility
    US Navy photo # 080907-N-9134V-170 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 07, 2008) by MC2 Flordeliz Valerio.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Laramie 1672k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) steams through the Mediterranean Sea preparing for a replenishment at sea with the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17), 22 September 2008. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080922-N-3392P-010 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2008) by MC2 Katrina Parker.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Laramie 2540k An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the "Chargers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-26) conducts a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with USNS Laramie (T-AO-203), 22 September 2008. HSC-26 is deployed with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080922-N-9134V-040 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2008) by MC2 Flordeliz Valerio.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Laramie 1857k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) pulls alongside the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) for a replenishment at sea. Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 081020-N-9134V-017 PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 20, 2008) by MC2 Flordeliz Valerio.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 3383k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) conducts a replenishment at sea with the French multi-mission stealth frigate RFS Courbet (F-712) in the Indian Ocean, 3 December 2008.
    US Navy photo # 081203-N-0075S-019 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2008) by PO2 William S. Stevens.
    Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 1975k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) conducts an underway replenishment with USS San Antonio (LPD-17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility..
    US Navy photo # 081213-N-9134P-004 PERSIAN GULF (Dec. 13, 2008) by MC2 Katrina Parker.
    Douglas Brown and Lee Wahler
    Laramie 695k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) arrives in Souda Bay for a routine port visit. Laramie is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting Persian Gulf and anti-piracy operations.
    US Navy photo # 090108-N-0780F-001 SOUDA BAY, Crete, Greece (Jan 8, 2009) by Paul Farley.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 1828k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) is underway in rough seas. Laramie is conducting an underway replenishment with ships of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.
    US Navy photo # 100122-N-7317W-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 22, 2010) by MC2 Matthew D. Williams
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 1909k The amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) comes alongside USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) for a replenishment at sea. Mount Whitney is operating in the Mediterranean Sea in support of Austere Challenge 2010, a joint evolution designed to exercise U.S. capability across the full range of military operations in the European theater. Mount Whitney, the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, is homeported in Gaeta, Italy and operates with a hybrid crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners.
    US Navy photo # 100502-N-5483N-038 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 2, 2010) by MC2 Sylvia Nealy
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 269k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) conducts a replenishment at sea with the amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19). Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100502-N-5483N-038 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 2, 2010) by MC2 Sylvia Nealy
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 1279k The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5), left, receives fuel from USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) as an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-28) delivers supplies. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.
    US Navy photo # 110413-N-QP268-138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 13, 2011) by MC1 Martin Cuaron.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 425k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) alongside USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) during a replenishment at sea, 24 June 2011.
    US Navy photo
    Austin C. Kone
    Laramie 943k Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) return to the ship in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after conducting a personnel transfer with USNS Laramie (T-AO-203). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
    US Navy photo # 110919-N-XQ375-318 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2011) by MC3 Deven B. King.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 286k Logistics Specialist Seaman Edward Murphy stands as the aft lookout aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD-21) during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Laramie (T-AO-203). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) 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 # 121128-N-XK513-012 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 28, 2012) by MC2 Ian Carver.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie
    130522-N-RJ834-058 RED SEA (May 22, 2013)
    188k USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) and an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), conducts a vertical replenishment-at-sea. Kearsarge is the flagship for 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 cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130522-N-RJ834-058 RED SEA (May 22, 2013) by MC3 Tamara Vaughn and 130522-N-NB538-157 RED SEA (May 22, 2013) by MC3 Sabrina Fine.
    Lee Wahler and Ron Reeves
    Laramie
    130522-N-NB538-157 RED SEA (May 22, 2013)
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    Bataan 359k The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) right, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140728-N-NX070-005 ARABIAN GULF (July 28, 2014) by MC1 RJ Stratchko.
    Ron Reeves

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