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USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311)

Watson Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 15 April 1997, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 28 February 1998
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 1 December 1998
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311)
  • USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311) is one of the Navy's 19 LMSRs, and is assigned to Afloat Prepositioning Ship Squadron Four at Diego Garcia
    Displacement 29,000 t.(lt) 62,644 t.(fl)
    Length 951'4"
    Beam 106'
    Draft 34' (max)
    Speed 24 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 292,000 sq. ft.
    Civilian Mariners 26 up to 45
    US Navy Personnel 50
    Armament none
    two GE Marine LM gas turbines; 64,000 hp (7.7 MW)
    two shafts, cp props

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    Sisler 82k USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    Sisler 52k USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311) underway with the assistance of a tug at Charleston, S.C., date unknown. Note; USS Yorktown (CVS-10) in the background at the Patriots Point Museum.
    US Navy photo.
    Global Security web site
    Sisler 63k USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311) moored to a buoy, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk
    Sisler 202k USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311) drydocked at Bayonne, N. J., 20 May 2015. Photos by Kyle Mountney
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    USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    First Lieutenant George K. Sisler United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
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