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USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT-1125)
MV Lawrence H. Gianella (AOT-1125) (1986 - 2003)

AOT-1121 Champion Class T-5 Tanker:
  • Built in 1985 by American Ship Building Co., Tampa, FL. for Ocean Product Tankers of Houston, Texas, for long-term time charter to MSC
  • Delivered in 1986 and placed in service by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT-1125)
  • USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT-1125) is one of MSC's four Transporter Tankers purchases by the US Navy from Ocean Product Tankers in 2003
  • Assigned to the Maritime Prepositioning Force in 2009
    Displacement 39,624 t.(fl)
    Length 615'
    Beam 90'
    Draft 24' 8" (mean)
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 24
    Cargo Capacity 237,766 bbls
    Armament none
    Propulsion 1 Sulzer 5RTA 76 diesel; 18,400 hp sustained; 1 shaft

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    MV Lawrence H. Gianella (AOT-1125)
    Lawrence H. Gianella 57k MV Lawrence H. Gianella (AOT-1125) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Lawrence H. Gianella 271k MV Lawrence H. Gianella (AOT-1125) moored at the Naval Supply Depot, Pearl Harbor, HI., 31 May 1996.
    Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-SC-97-01133 by Don S. Montgomery USN Ret.
    Bill Gonyo
    Lawrence H. Gianella 233k MV Lawrence H. Gianella (AOT-1125) underway in the Antarctica, date unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Military Sealift Command
    USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT-1125)
    Lawrence H. Gianella 828k USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T- AOT-1125) sails through an icy channel past Mt. Erebus, the southernmost active volcano on Earth, on her way to deliver supplies to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, date unknown.
    Military Sealift Command photo.
    Bill Gonyo
    Lawrence H. Gianella 34k USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T- AOT-1125) heading south to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Barneygumble (name unknown).
    Robert Hurst
    Lawrence H. Gianella 802k USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T- AOT-1125) docked at the ice pier, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, 8 February 2006.
    Photo courtesy of Ian Rees.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history for USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT-1125) avail bale at NavSource
    Lawrence H. Gianella United States Merchant Marine Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal Citation
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