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USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189)

- Military Sealift Command -

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USNS JOHN LENTHALL is the third of the 18 HENRY J. KAISER class underway replenishment oilers. Although retired on November 11, 1996, the ship was placed back in service with the Military Sealift Command on December 7, 1998.

General Characteristics:Awarded: November 22, 1983
Keel laid: July 15, 1985
Launched: August 9, 1986
MSC "in service": June 25, 1987
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La.
Propulsion system: two Colt-Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V 570 diesels
Propellers: two
Length: 677 feet (203 meters)
Beam: 97 feet (29.6 meters)
Draft: 35 feet (10.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 40,700 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Capacity: 180,000 barrels of fuel oil or aviation fuel and eight 20-feet containers refrigerated
Refueling stations: five
Aircraft: none, but helicopter deck
Armament: none
Crew: 82 civilian crew (18 officers); 21 Navy (1 officer)
Fleet: Atlantic


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Crew List:

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

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The photo below was taken by Karl-Heinz Ahles while USNS JOHN LENTHALL was inport Norfolk, Va., May 11,1999.



The two photos below were taken by Fabio Peņa when USNS JOHN LENTHALL visited Barcelona, Spain, on December 17, 2000.



The photos below were taken by me and show the USNS JOHN LENTHALL at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on November 9, 2008.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the USNS JOHN LENTHALL at Naval Fuel Depot at Norfolk, Va., on October 23, 2014.



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