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USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195)

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USNS LEROY GRUMMAN is the 9th ship in the HENRY J. KAISER - class and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name of the Naval Aviator and founder of the Grumman Corporation.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 27, 1986
Keel laid: July 6, 1987
Launched: December 3, 1988
Delivered: August 2, 1989
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 LEROY GRUMMAN. 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 me and show the LEROY GRUMMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on November 9, 2008.



The photos below were taken by me and show the LEROY GRUMMAN passing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on her way to Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2010. The LEROY GRUMMAN is returning home after participating in exercise Joint Warrior held off Great Britain earlier in October. The last photo shows the LEROY GRUMMAN moored at Naval Fuel Depot Norfolk on October 29. The sign behind the bridge indicates that the oiler had 174 ships alongside during her deployment.



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



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