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USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295)

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Op. Restore Hope, Somalia)

Shughart Class Large Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Built in 1980 as the commercial container ship MV Laura Maersk at Lindovaerftet, Odense, Denmark and lengthened by Hyundai in 1987
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service in June 1980
  • Acquired by the US Navy under long term charter, date unknown
  • Converted to a Shughart Class Large Medium Speed Roll on/Roll off ship at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Assigned to MSC as USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295), 7 May 1996
  • USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295) is one of the Navy's 28 Strategic Sealift Ships operated by MSC
  • USNS Shughart is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in Readiness Operational Status 4 (ROS-4)
    Displacement 32,589t.(lt) 61,737 t.(fl)
    Length 908' 8"
    Beam 105' 6"
    Draft 34' 8" (max)
    Speed 24 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 312,461 sq. ft.
    Complement 12 reduced / 28 up to 45 full, Civilian Mariners, 50 Navy (2 officers, 48 enlisted)
    Aircraft helicopter platform only
    Armament none
    Propulsion 1 Burmeister & Wain 12L90 GFCA diesel; 1 shaft; bow and stern thrusters

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    Shughart 63k USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    Shughart 38k USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Shughart 70k USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 11 October 2001. Photo by Daniel Ferro
    Shughart 1766k USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295) unloading US Army Strykers. The vehicles were prepped, loaded onto rail cars and returned to Fort Wainwright where crews will begin an overhaul as part of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's reset, 2 February 2007.
    US Army photo by John Pennell.
    Photo by Daniel Ferro
    145k After passing a customs inspection in Kuwait, an Army M114 Hummer is parked in front of USNS Shughart (T-AKR 295) before Navy cargo handlers with Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) Port Group Echo loads it aboard Shughart.
    U.S. Navy photo # 061215-N-5758H-002 by MCSN Kenneth R. Hendrix.
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
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