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USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12)

- Military Sealift Command -

USNS WILLIAM McLEAN is the twelfth LEWIS AND CLARK - class Dry Cargo / Ammunition Ship and the first ship in the Navy named for William Burdette McLean (1914-1976), the physicist who developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder missile.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 12, 2008
Keel laid: March 23, 2010
Launched: April 16, 2011
Delivered: September 28, 2011
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.
Propulsion system: Integrated propulsion and ship service electrical system, with generation at 6.6KV by FM/MAN B&W diesel generators
Propellers: one
Length: 689 feet (210 meters)
Beam: 106 feet (32.31 meters)
Draft: 29.5 feet (9 meters)
Displacement: approx. 41,000 tons full load
Speed: 20 knots
Dry Cargo Capacity: 1,388,000 cubic feet
Fuel Cargo Capacity: 26,000 barrels
Aircraft: two helicopters
Armament: none
Crew: approx. 125 civilians and up to 49 US Navy
Homeport: East Coast

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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS WILLIAM McLEAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the WILLIAM McLEAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on May 8, 2014.

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