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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Quebec - Hotel
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.
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.
Civilian Mariners, 12 reduced / 28 up to 45 full
US Navy 50 Navy (2 officers, 48 enlisted)
Aircraft helicopter platform only
one Burmeister & Wain 12L90 GFCA Diesel
bow and stern thrusters
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||SS Leise Maersk departing Hong Kong in November 1982.
||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
|USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)
||USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) underway, date and location unknown.
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|MSC web site
USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Sergeant First Class Rodney J. T. Yano United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval History and Heritage Command - Sergeant First Class Rodney J.T. Yano
Last Updated 12 February 2021
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