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USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305)

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

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal

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
    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
    Civilian Mariners 26 reduced / up to 45 full
    US Navy personnel 50
    Armament none
    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

    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
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    Last Updated 17 December 2010