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USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Quebec - Hotel
NAQH
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Op. Restore Hope, Somalia)


Shughart Class Large Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built 1980 as the commercial container ship SS Leise Maersk at Lindovaerftet, Odense, Denmark, and lengthened by Hyundai in 1987
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service in June1980
  • Acquired by the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC), date unknown
  • Converted to a Shughart Class Large Medium Speed Roll on/Roll off ship at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Delivered and assigned to MSC as USNS Yano (T-AKR-297), 8 February 1997
  • USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) is one of the Navy's 28 Strategic Sealift Ships operated by MSC
  • USNS Yano is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in Readiness Operational Status 4 (ROS-4) in a lay berth at Newport News, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 32,589t.(lt) 61,737 t.(fl)
    Length 908' 8"
    Beam 105' 6"
    Draft 34' 8" (max)
    Speed 24 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 312,461 sq. ft.
    Complement 12 reduced / 28 up to 45 full, Civilian Mariners, 50 Navy (2 officers, 48 enlisted)
    Aircraft helicopter platform only
    Armament none
    Propulsion 1 Burmeister & Wain 12L90 GFCA diesel; 1 shaft; bow and stern thrusters

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    Commercial Service
    Yano 65k SS Leise Maersk departing Hong Kong in November 1982. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)
    Yano 75k USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) at NavSource
    Sergeant First Class Rodney J. T. Yano United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    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 7 July 2008