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|
|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|
|Crew: approx. 125 civilians and up to 49 US Navy|
|Homeport: East Coast|
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.
USNS WILLIAM McLEAN Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the WILLIAM McLEAN at San Diego, Calif., on September 29, 2011 - one day after her delivery to the Navy.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the WILLIAM McLEAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on May 8, 2014.