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USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Sierra - Alpha - Charlie
NSAC
Lewis and Clark Class Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship:
  • Laid down, 8 June 2005, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 24 June 2006
  • Delivered to the Military Sealift Command (MSC), 27 February 2007
    Specifications:
    Displacement 41,000 long tons (fl.)
    Length 689 feet
    Beam 106 feet
    Draft 29.5 feet
    Complement
    124 CivMar
    36 Military + 13 for helicopter detachment
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacities
    Max Dry Cargo Weight 5,910 long tons
    Max Dry Cargo Volume 783,000 square feet
    Max Cargo Fuel Weight 2,350 long tons)
    Cargo Fuel Volume 18,000 barrels (DFM: 10,500) (JP5:7,500)
    Propulsion
    Main machinery - Integrated propulsion and ship service electrical system, with generation at 6.6KV by FM/MAN B&W diesel generators; one fixed pitch propeller; bow thruster.
    Speed 20 knots
    Range 14,000 nautical miles at 20 knots
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    Sacagawea 695k Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) on the builders ways while under construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA., 1 June 2006.
    NASSCO photo.
    Mary Montgomery, General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California.
    Sacagawea 289K Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) Launching Program, 24 June 2006, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Sacagawea 348k Descendants of Sacagawea participate in the launching and christening of the US Navy's newest Dry Cargo/Ammunition ship Sacagawea (T-AKE-2), 24 June 2006, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
    Military Sealift Command photo.
    Bill Gonyo
    Sacagawea 55k Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) launching, 24 June 2006, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
    Photo © 2006 by Donald W. Larson timeoutofmind.com and used with his written permission.
    TJ Tropea RM1 USN Ret.
    Sacagawea 445k Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) launching, 24 June 2006, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Sacagawea 352k Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) launching, 24 June 2006, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Sacagawea 495k Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) underway off San Diego during builders trials, date unknown.
    NASSCO photo.
    Mary Montgomery, General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California.
    Sacagawea 435k Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) underway leaving San Diego Bay during builders trials, date unknown.
    NASSCO photo.
    Mary Montgomery, General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California.
    Sacagawea 71k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) transiting San Francisco Bay, March 30, 2007. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Sacagawea 78k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) mooring at Naval Station Norfolk, 11 May 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070511-N-7653W-030 Norfolk, Va. (May 11, 2007) by MCSN Justin K. Williams.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 212k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) dockside at Naval Station Norfolk VA., 22 October 2007. Photo by ©Marc Piché Vercheres, Quebec, Canada. TJ Tropea, courtesy Marc Piché
    Sacagawea 677k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) underway in February 2008 in either the Persian Gulf or Arabian Sea.
    US Navy photo.
    Brandon J. Varner
    Sacagawea 1502k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) steams between the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1), front, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD-42), 18 March 2008, while conducting a vertical replenishment with both ships in the Persian Gulf.
    US Navy photo # 080318-N-8335D-787 PERSIAN GULF (March 18, 2008) by MC1 Richard Doolin.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 2006k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) steams in the Atlantic Ocean, 18 July 2008, as an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC 28) "Dragon Whales" conducts a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides training to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 080718-N-1082Z-027 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 18, 2008 by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Sacagawea 1211k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) delivers stores and relief supplies to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) off the coast of Haiti. Fort McHenry is participating in Operation Unified Response as part of USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Relief Mission, providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.
    US Navy photo # 100125-N-4971L-117 NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 588k An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Fleet Angels of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-2), transports supplies from USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Carl Vinson is supporting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response.
    US Navy photo # 100127-N-4774B-144 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 27, 2010) by MC2 Daniel Baker.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 746k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) moored pierside, Naval Station Mayport, FL, 13 February 2010. Photos by Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 875k
    Sacagawea 726k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) conducts a vertical replenishment in the Caribbean Sea.
    US Navy photo # 100220-N-2000D-024 CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) by MC1 Hendrick Dickson.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 1621k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) and the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) conduct a vertical replenishment in the Caribbean Sea. Bataan is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12.
    US Navy photo # 100220-N-2000D-017 CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) by MC1 Hendrick Dickson.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 684k An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Fleet Angels of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-2), returns to USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) after delivering pallets of supplies to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) during a vertical replenishment. Bataan is supporting Operation Unified Response off the coast of Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12.
    US Navy photo # 100228-N-9740S-064 CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 28, 2010) by MCC Tony Sisti.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 417k USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) lays alongside USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) as an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter departs to deliver cargo to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort received more than 200 pallets of supplies, which will allow the ship to support Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 12, 2010.
    US Navy photo # 100301-N-6410J-163 CARIBBEAN SEA (March 1, 2010) by MC3 Matthew Jackson.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 1328k The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG-52), left, and USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) with the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG-36) on her starboard side during an underway replenishment.
    US Navy photo # 120820-N-ZE938-185 CARIBBEAN SEA (Aug. 20, 2012) by MC3 Frank J. Pikul.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 711k The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) approaches USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) before a vertical replenishment and Enterprise's final ammunition offload. Enterprise is completing its final deployment to the US 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo # 121024-N-CH661-019 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 24, 2012) by MC3 Jared King.
    Ron Reeves
    Sacagawea 330k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) under way alongside the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter refuels on the flight deck. Enterprise is completing its final deployment to the US 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo # 121025-N-JV638-044 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2012) by MC3 Randy J. Savarese.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 240k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) moored pierside Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA., 2 November 2012.
    US Navy photos.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Sacagawea 203k
    Sacagawea 155k A CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-265) (Reinforced) prepares to land on USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2). Bonhomme Richard is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations.
    US Navy photo # 140401-N-ET721-058 EAST CHINA SEA (April 1, 2014) by MC1 Lance Burleson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard 237k The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), right, sits at anchor alongside USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2). Bonhomme Richard is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG-7) and is participating in exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations
    US Navy photo # 140401-N-LM312-170 EAST CHINA SEA (April 1, 2014) by MC2 Adam D. Wainwright.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Sacagawea 208k Landing Craft Utility LCU-1666, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7 and deployed with USS Denver (LPD-9), comes alongside USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) to transfer cargo. Denver is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea.
    US Navy photo # 140402-N-NT265-282 EAST CHINA SEA (April 2, 2014) by MC3 Christian Senyk.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Sacagawea 168k USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) arrives in the port of Gwangyong, South Korea in support of exercise Ssang Yong. Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 is a biannual military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the Republic of Korea, the U.S., New Zealand and Australia.
    US Marine Corps photo # 160219-M-MJ974-009 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Feb. 19, 2016) by Cpl. Allison Lotz.
    Lee Wahler

    Series of photographs by Bob Moody of USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) transiting the Mira Flores Locks, Panama Canal, 27 January 2013
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