Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7)
ex
USS Rainier (AOE-7) (1995 - 2003)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Oscar - Echo
NAOE
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Bosnia) - Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship:
  • Laid down, 31 May 1990, at National Steel and Shipbuilding, Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 28 September 1991
  • Commissioned USS Rainier (AOE-7), 21 January 1995
  • Decommissioned, 29 August 2003 and placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) the same day
  • Placed out of service, 1 October 2016, at Everett, WA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 48,800 t.(fl)
    Length 754'
    Beam 107'
    Draft 40'
    Speed 25 kts.
    Complement
    USN 40 Officers, 35 Chief Petty Officers, 591 Enlisted
    MSC 176 civilian, 58 Navy (included helicopter det)
    Cargo Capacities
    19,700 t.
    Diesel Fuel Marine (DFM) 1,965,600 gallons
    JP-5 Fuel 2,620,800 gallons
    Lube Oil, 500 55 gallon drums
    Bottled Gas 800 bottles
    Ordnance Stowage 1,800 long tons
    Chill and Freeze Stowage 400 long tons
    Water 20,000 Gallons (Emergency Transfer)
    Underway Replenishment Systems
    one Receive-Only Sliding Padeye
    four 10 Ton Cargo Booms
    three Double-Probe Steam Fueling Stations
    two Single-Probe Steam Fueling Stations
    Aircraft three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters
    Command and Control Communications
    AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
    AN/SPS-64(V)9 Navigation Radar
    MK 23 Target Acquisition System
    WRN-6 NAVSTAR GPS Satellite Navigation Receiver
    OMEGA Navigation Receiver
    MK 22 AIMS IFF
    Full Communications Suite
    Armament
    one NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System (NSSMS)
    two Close-In-Weapons System (CIWS)
    two 25MM Machine Guns
    four .50-Caliber Machine Guns
    one AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare System,
    four Decoy Launchers
    one NIXIE (Torpedo Decoy System)
    Propulsion
    four LM-2500 Gas Turbine Engines (100,000 shp),
    two Reversing Reduction Gears (RRGs),
    four Reversing Converter Couplings (RRCs),
    two Shafts with 23-Foot Fixed-Pitch Propellers

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    USS Rainier (AOE-7)
    Rainier 1013k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy Photo. DoDMedia image. DN-SC-04-14313.
    Robert Hurst
    Rainier 41k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Rainier 189k USS Rainier (AOE-7) during a multiple-ship underway replenishment exercise, 7 June 1996, with the Australian frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) and USCGC Sherman (WHEC 720) near the Hawaiian islands as part of RIMPAC '96.
    DOD photo # 960607-N-4704G-002 by Petty Officer 1st Class John Guzman.
    Defense Link web site
    Rainier 97k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway during fleet operations in the Eastern Pacific.
    US Navy photo # 970930-N-0000U-021.
    Bill Gonyo
    Cowpens 486k USS Rainier (AOE-7), provides underway replenishment services for the USS Cowpens (CG-63), during operations in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The two ships were part of Kitty Hawk Battle Group during their 96-97 deployment to the Northern Arabian Gulf. Bill Gonyo
    Rainier 67k USS Rainier (AOE-7) moored to a buoy, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Rainier 59k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Rainier 44k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Rainier 65k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway during a replenishment at sea, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Rainier 66k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway during a replenishment at sea, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Rainier 61k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Rainier 104k USS Rainier (AOE-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    USS Rainier (AOE-7) web site
    Rainier
    010412-N-0295M-002
    5146k A CH-46 Sea Knight assigned to the “Gunbearers” of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC-11), Detachment One, flies alongside USS Rainier (AOE-7) during vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operations with the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64). Rainier and HC-11 currently support the Constellation Battle Group as it sails towards the Arabian Gulf on a regularly scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo #'s 010412-N-0295M-002 and 010412-N-0295M-001by PHAN Daniel J. McLain.
    US Navy
    Rainier
    010412-N-0295M-001
    2563k
    Rainier 32k USS Rainier (AOE-7) conducting an underway replenishment with USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Rainier 20k USS Rainier (AOE-7) Welcome Aboard pamphlet cover. Jack Treutle
    USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7)
    Rainier 66k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) moored pierside at Bremerton, WA., for her transfer ceremony from commissioned status to her new role with MSC, 29 August 2003. Photo by Larry Crutchfield. Bill Gonyo
    Rainier 3552k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) moored pierside at Bremerton, WA., as BM3 Crystal Thompson takes in the number two mooring line in preparation for getting underway aboard guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG-86) at Naval Station Everett.
    US Navy photo # 040513-N-6477M-004 Naval Station Everett, Wash. (May 13, 2004) by PH2 Eli J. Medellin.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Rainier 303k The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) conducts an underway replenishment (UNREP) with USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7), 22 November 2004. Benfold and Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific. Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) is the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan..
    US Navy photo # 041122-N-4166B-006 Pacific Ocean (Nov. 22, 2004) by PHAN Jordon R. Beesley.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Rainier 76k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) in the Andaman Sea, 14 January 2005 - An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), transports cargo from Rainier. The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group is/was operating in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Thailand and Indonesia in support of Operation Unified Assistance.
    US Navy photo # 050114-N-1229B-025 by PHAN Airman Patrick M. Bonafede.
    Jack Treutle
    Rainier 264k Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65), stand-by to conduct an underway replenishment (UNREP) with USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7), 3 January 2005. Benfold is assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group, currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Operation Unified Assistance.
    US Navy photo # 050102-N-9079D-317 Indian Ocean (Jan. 2, 2005) by PHAN Ronald Dallatorre.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Rainier 2296k The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) comes along side USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during an underway replenishment, 28 May 2005. Ronald Reagan is currently underway conducting routine carrier operations.
    US Navy photo # 050529-N-0610T-083 Pacific Ocean (May 28, 2005) by PH1 James Thierry.
    Robert Hurst
    Rainier 84k
    USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during an underway refueling of USS Ardent (MCM-12), 4 April 2006, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    DC1(SW/SS) David Johnston, USNR, MCM Crew Implicit
    Rainier 1130k
    USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85). All three ships are assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, which is conducting maritime security operations in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 060520-N-7130B-135 Persian Gulf May 20, 2006, PH3 Aaron Burden.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Rainier 96k USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulls alongside USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7), 24 June 2006 in the Pacific Ocean for weapons unload. Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are underway in the Western Pacific operating area.
    US Navy photo # 060624-N-9898L-023 by PHAN Airman Geoffrey Lewis.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 96k USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), 12 April 2007. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed is support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
    US Navy photo # 070412-N-5484G-171 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 12, 2007) by MCSN Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong.
    Douglas Brown
    Rainier 84k USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), 5 May 2007. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed is support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
    US Navy photo # 070505-N-0890S-048 INDIAN OCEAN (May 5, 2007) by MCSA David L. Smart.
    Douglas Brown
    Rainier 399k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., in January 2008. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Rainier 1040k The Republic of Singapore Navy guided-missile frigate RSS Steadfast (FFG-70) comes alongside USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during a simulated refueling at sea, 15 April 2008. Rainier and other ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group 9 are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080415-N-7981E-582 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 15, 2008) by MC2 James R. Evens
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 873k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) conducts a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), 27 April 2008. Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 are on a seven-month deployment to the 5th fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080427-N-9450M-191 INDIAN OCEAN (April 27, 2008) by MC3 Johndion Magsipoc
    Lee Wahler
    Machinist 274k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) in the dock of ex- Machinist (AFDB-8) at Guam Ship Yard, Apra Harbor Guam, 23 February 2009. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    Rainier 142k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) moored pierside at NAS North Island, San Diego, CA., circa 2009. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Rainier 210k Seaman Jennifer Nong holds the lifeline steady as pallets come across a tension line into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) from USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during a replenishment at sea, Gulf of Oman, 20 August 2009. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 090820-N-9132C-040 by MCSN Oliver Cole.
    Robert Hurst
    Rainier 217k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) moored pierside at Naval Station Everett, WA., 14 December 2009. Photo by Vern Bouwman
    Rainier 612k The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) receives fuel from USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) while the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52)., far right, cruises as an escort. Carl Vinson is underway supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment.
    US Navy photo # 100318-N-4275C-464 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 18, 2010) by MC2 Joel Carlson.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 803k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) breaks away after an underway replenishment with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52). Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment.
    US Navy photo # 100319-N-4774B-461 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2010) by MC2 Daniel Baker.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 368k The littoral Combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) breaks away from USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) after a refueling at sea. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations in the US 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100331-N-7058E-294 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 31, 2010) by LT. Ed Early.
    Robert Hurst
    Rainier 385k A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) conducts a vertical replenishment with USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7). Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations in the US 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100331-N-7058E-341 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 31, 2010) by LT. Ed Early.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 994k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) underway with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) during a replenishment at sea. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf.
    US Navy photo # 110911-N-OY799-280 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2011) by MC3 Kenneth Abbate.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier
    111020-N-BT887-291 ARABIAN GULF (Oct, 20 2011)
    280k MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter(s) assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-8), lifts cargo from USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) for a vertical replenishment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
    US Navy photo #'s:
    111020-N-BT887-291 ARABIAN GULF (Oct, 20 2011) by MC3 Benjamin Crossley
    111206-N-OY799-011 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 6, 2011) by MC3 Kenneth Abbate
    111212-N-OY799-217 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 12, 2011) by MC3 Kenneth Abbate
    111221-N-OY799-032 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 21, 2011) by MCS Kenneth Abbate
    120105-N-OY799-079 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) by MCS Kenneth Abbate.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier
    111206-N-OY799-011 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 6, 2011)
    1158k
    Rainier
    111212-N-OY799-217 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 12, 2011)
    1188k
    Rainier
    111221-N-OY799-032 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 21, 2011)
    784k
    Rainier
    120105-N-OY799-079 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012)
    855k
    Rainier 1370k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) conducts a connected replenishment and vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during a replenishment at sea to transfer fuel and ammunition. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the southern coast of California.
    US Navy photo # 120507-N-SK881-094 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 7,2012) by MC3 Andrew Jandik.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 236k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with USS Higgins (DDG-76).
    US Navy photo # 121105-N-QP351-111 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2012) by MC3 Andrew Jandik.
    Rainier 131k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) moored portside to, at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, CA., July 2012. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Rainier 222k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) moored portside to, at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, CA., July 2012. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Rainier 309k The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) receives supplies during a replenishment-at-sea from USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo # 130521-N-TX484-079 SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 21, 2013) by MC3 Derek W. Volland.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 285k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), not shown, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59) during a replenishment-at-sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 130720-N-IB033-014 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2013) by MC3 George J. Penney III.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 298k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104). Sterett is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.
    US Navy photo # 141126-N-HD510-058 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 26, 2014) by MC2 Scott Fenaroli.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 271k Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-15) deliver cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) while the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) takes on fuel from USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Bunker Hill is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.
    US Navy photo # 141112-N-GW918-211 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2014) by MC1 LaTunya Howard.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 218k Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jon Reolizo fires a shot line from an M14 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7). Carl Vinson is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet Area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 150107-N-HD510-007 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 7, 2015) by MC2 Scott Fenaroli.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 138k The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) pulls alongside USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Stockdale, assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.
    US Navy photo # 160204-N-MJ645-257 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 04, 2016) by MC2 .Marcus L. Stanley.
    Ron Reeves
    Rainier 260k BMCS Nikodem D. Wawozny, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93), watches the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) and USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, both Chung-Hoon and the Mobile Bay, assigned to the Stennis strike group, are operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.
    US Navy photo # 160209-N-MJ645-096 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 09, 2016) by MC2 Marcus L. Stanley.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 267k USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) approaches USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during a replenishment-at-sea with USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.
    US Navy photo # 160218-N-MY174-070 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 18, 2016) by MCSN Tomas Compian.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 224k Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JDS Samidare (DD-106) receives an advanced biofuel mixture from USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the John C. Stennis Strike Group is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.
    US Navy photo # 160222-N-BR087-199 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 22, 2016) by MCSN Cole C. Pielop.
    Ron Reeves
    Rainier 200k The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) approaches USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) for a replenishment-at-sea to receive an advanced biofuel mixture. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the John C. Stennis Strike Group is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.
    US Navy photo # 160226-N-DA737-114 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 26, 2016) by MC2 Jonathan Jiang.
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 957k USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) pulls alongside USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment
    US Navy photo #'s 160304-N-ZH960-010 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 4, 2016) by MC2 Andrew P. Holmes and 160304-N-XX566-044 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 4, 2016) by MC3 Andre T. Richard
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 257k
    Rainier 184k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) finishes a breakaway after completing a replenishment-at-sea with the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106). Rainier has been supporting the John C. Stennis Strike Group and Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.
    US Navy photo # 160510-N-XX566-297 SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 10, 2016) by MC3 Andre T. Richard
    Lee Wahler
    Rainier 267k USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) after the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) breaks away from a replenishment-at-sea. Stockdale is operating as part of the John C. Stennis Strike Group and Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.
    US Navy photo # 160611-N-XX566-092 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 11, 2016) by MC3 Andre T. Richard
    Lee Wahler

    USS Rainier (AOE-7 / T-AOE-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    USS Rainier (AOE-7) Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Danaher, Thomas Paul21 January 1995 - 26 April 1996
    02CAPT. Cummings, Kevin P.26 April 1996 - 27 June 1998
    03CAPT. Goodwin, John William :RADM27 June 1998 - 25 February 2000
    04CAPT. Card, Kendall L. :VADM25 February 2000 - 19 August 2001
    05CAPT. Pinson, Preston Clay19 August 2001 - 29 July 2003
    06LCDR. Klein II, Joseph George29 July 2003 - 29 August 2003
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USNS Rainier T-AOE-7
    AE/AOE Sailors Association
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To The Service Force Ship Type Index Back To The Fast Combat Support Ship (AOE) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 10 February 2017