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USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312)

Watson Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 12 November 1997, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 2 October 1998
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 13 July 1999
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312)
  • USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) is one of the Navy's 19 LMSRs, and is assigned to Afloat Prepositioning Ship Squadron Four
    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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    Dahl 436k Dahl (T-AKR-312) on the builders ways at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA. prior to her launch date of 2 October 1998. Dale Hargrave
    Dahl 88k USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    Dahl 49k USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
    Dahl 695k USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo courtesy General Dynamics NASSCO. MSC web site.
    Robert Hurst
    Dahl 219k USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) in the Gatun Locks, Panama Canal, Colon, Panama, 14 November 2014. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Montford Point 278k USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) moored skin to skin with Mobile Landing Platform USNS Montford Point (T-MLP 1) during Pacific Horizon 2015. Montford Point participated in this fleet exercise immediately following the completion of its initial operational test and evaluation.
    US Navy photo # 141024-N-EW716-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 24, 2014)
    Lee Wahler
    Montford Point 453k USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) transfers vehicles onto Mobile Landing Platform USNS Montford Point (T-MLP 1) during the Pacific Horizon 2015 exercise.
    US Navy photo # 141025-N-EW716-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2014)
    Lee Wahler
    273k Sailors assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1 keep tension on lines as an Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) power module is lifted by a crane during an operation to offload equipment for construction of an expeditionary medical facility (EMF) USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312). The EMF will provide expanded medical capabilities in support of DoD's COVID-19 response and will enable forces to be postured to support Guam and the region if a Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission is requested.
    US Navy Photo # 200415-N-CO914-1204 NAVAL BASE GUAM (April 15, 2020) by MC1 Nathan Carpenter.
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Specialist Four Larry G. Dahl United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312)
    Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
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    Last Updated 24 April 2020