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USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Victor - Juliet

NVBJ
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Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 3 May 1999, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 11 November 2000
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 11 July 2002
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305)
  • USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) is one of the Navy's 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to MSC
    Specifications:
    Displacement 35,500 t.(lt) 62,069 t.(fl)
    Length 951'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 34' (max)
    Speed 24 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 380,000 sq. ft. plus 49,991 sq. ft. deck cargo
    Complement
    Civilian Mariners 26 reduced / up to 45 full
    US Navy personnel 50
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    four Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V Diesels, 65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
    two shafts, cp props

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    Brittin 75k USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) launching, 11 November 2000, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
    US Navy photo
    MSC Web Site
    Brittin 55k USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) underway in Puget Sound, circa August 2008. Photo by Chris Hugo
    Brittin 79k USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) underway in Puget Sound, 20 September 2010. Photos by Chris Hugo
    Brittin 54k
    Brittin 199k
    Brittin 172k The Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) Warping Tug 11 hip tows the INLS Causeway Ferry 07 power module into place along side USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) in order to be fueled during Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) 18. JLOTS-18 marks the beginning of U.S. Southern Command's exercise Beyond the Horizon, led by U.S. Army South, that helps to bolster regional and partner relations through humanitarian and civic assistance projects, medical readiness exercises and exercise related construction projects taking place in El Salvador.
    US Navy Photo # 180418-N-VO150-160 ACAJUTLA, El Salvador (April 18, 2018) by MC2 Kenneth Gardner
    Lee Wahler
    Brittin 253k USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) pierside in Acajutla, El Salvador, during Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) 18. JLOTS 18 is part of U.S. Southern Command's exercise Beyond the Horizon, led by U.S. Army South, that helps to bolster regional and partner relations through humanitarian and civic assistance projects, medical readiness exercises, and exercise related construction projects taking place in El Salvador.
    US Navy Photo # 180427-N-VO150-238 ACAJUTLA, El Salvador (April 25, 2018) by MC2 Kenneth Gardner
    Lee Wahler

    USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Sergeant First Class Nelson V. Brittin United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305)
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    Last Updated 19 May 2018