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USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Quebec - Hotel
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 1980 as the commercial container ship SS Leise Maersk at Lindovaerftet, Odense, Denmark, and lengthened by Hyundai in 1987
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered for commercial service in June1980
  • Acquired by the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC), date unknown
  • Converted to a Shughart Class Large Medium Speed Roll on/Roll off ship at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Delivered and assigned to MSC as USNS Yano (T-AKR-297), 8 February 1997
  • USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) is one of the Navy's 28 Strategic Sealift Ships operated by MSC
  • USNS Yano is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in Readiness Operational Status 4 (ROS-4) in a lay berth at Newport News, VA.
    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.
    Civilian Mariners, 12 reduced / 28 up to 45 full
    US Navy 50 Navy (2 officers, 48 enlisted)
    Aircraft helicopter platform only
    Armament none
    one Burmeister & Wain 12L90 GFCA Diesel
    single shaft
    bow and stern thrusters

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    Commercial Service
    Yano 65k SS Leise Maersk departing Hong Kong in November 1982. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)
    Yano 75k USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site

    USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Sergeant First Class Rodney J. T. Yano United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval History and Heritage Command - Sergeant First Class Rodney J.T. Yano
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