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USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Romeo - Delta
Watson Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 25 April 2000, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 10 March 2001
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 14 August 2001
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316)
  • USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) 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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    Pomeroy 104k USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) slides down the slip at her launching ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, CA., 10 March 2001. Pomeroy, a Large Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off ship (LMSR) is named in honor of Private First Class Ralph E. Pomeroy, a Korean War Medal of Honor recipient.
    US Navy photo # 010310-N-8894M-001by PH3 Frederick S. McCahan.
    Navy Surface Ships web site
    Pomeroy 66k USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site

    USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Private First Class Ralph E. Pomeroy United State Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316)
    Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
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