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USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Hotel - Mike
NEHM
Watson Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 29 June 1998, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 7 August 1999
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 18 January 2000
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313)
  • USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) is one of the Navy's 19 LMSRs, and is assigned to Afloat Prepositioning Ship Squadron Four at Diego Garcia
    Specifications:
    Displacement 29,000 t.(lt) 62,644 t.(fl)
    Length 950'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 34' (max)
    Speed 24 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 300,00 sq. ft. plus 49,991 sq. ft. deck cargo
    Complement 30 civilian mariners, 5 Navy
    Armament none
    Propulsion gas turbines, two propellers

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    Red Cloud 95k USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) slides down the ways at NASSCO, San Diego, CA., 7 August 1999.
    DOD photo # 990807-N-1144C-001.
    DOD News Photos web site
    Red Cloud 68k USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    Red Cloud 69k USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) loads a diesel generator at Rota Spain, 9 September 2005 for transport to the United States. The generator will be used to power a Gulf-region hospital damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Red Cloud will be transporting nine generators and one 30-ton crane, which will be turned over to the states of Louisiana and Alabama. The U.S. Navy's involvement in the humanitarian assistance operations are being led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense.
    US Navy photo # 050909-N-1111M-001 by Mr. Scott Merry.
    US Navy Newsstand
    Red Cloud 370k USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) off-loads coalition combat equipment and supplies at Souda Bay, Greece, after returning from deployment in Iraq. The Bulgarian wheeled (BRDM-2 shown) and tracked vehicles are being returned to Bulgaria by the MSC after completing a tour of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
    US Navy photo by Paul Farley.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) at NavSource
    Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. United State 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 21 June 2013