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USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Lima - Kilo
NALK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Gordon Class Large Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship (LMSR):
  • Built in Denmark in 1972 as MV Jutlandia and lengthened by Hyundai in 1984
  • Delivered for mercantile service, 1 June 1973
  • Acquired by the US Navy under long term charter, date unknown
  • Converted to a Gordon Class Large Medium Speed Roll on/Roll off ship at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296), 23 August 1996
  • USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) is one of the Navy's 28 LMSR Strategic Sealift Ships operated by MSC
  • USNS Gordon is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in Readiness Operational Status 4 (ROS-4) in a lay up berth at Manama, Bahrain
    Specifications:
    Displacement 32,589 t.(lt) 65,000 t.(fl)
    Length 956'
    Beam 105' 9"
    Draft 36' (max)
    Speed 24 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 284,064 sq. ft. plus 49,991 sq. ft. deck cargo
    Complement
    Civilian Mariners 26 (up to 45)
    US Navy personel 50 (2 Officers, 48 Enlisted)
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    One Burmeister & Wain 12K84EF Diesel; 26,000 hp(m) (19.11 MW)
    Two Burmeister & Wain 9K84EF diesels, 39,000 hp(m) (28.66 MW)
    Three shafts (center cp prop) bow thruster

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    Merchant Service
    Gordon 49k The Danish containership SS Jutlandia drydocked in Hamburg, Germany, May 1973. Photo by Gerhard Mueller Debus
    Gordon 37k SS Jutlandia working cargo in Hong Kong in 1982. Photo by Gerhard Mueller Debus
    Gordon 421k SS Jutlandia moored pierside, date and locatin unknown.
    Chris Howell owned negative.
    Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296)
    Gordon 78k USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Gordon 62k USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists
    Gordon 103k USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists
    Gordon 48k USNS Gordon (T-AKR-295) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists

    USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    Master Sergeant Gary Ivan Gordon United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
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    Last Updated 2 March 2012