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USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Tango - Charlie
Watson Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 4 January 1999, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 11 December 1999
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 23 May 2000
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314)
  • USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314) is one of the Navy's 19 LMSRs, and is assigned to Afloat Prepositioning Ship Squadron Four
    Displacement 29,000 t.(lt) 62,644 t.(fl)
    Length 951'4"
    Beam 106'
    Draft 34' (max)
    Speed 24 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 292,000 sq. ft.
    Civilian Mariners 26 up to 45
    US Navy Personnel 50
    Armament none
    two GE Marine LM gas turbines; 64,000 hp (7.7 MW)
    two shafts, cp props

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    Charlton 428k USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy Military Sealift Command photo.
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton United State Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval History and Heritge Command - Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton
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