USNS TIPPECANOE is the 13th of the 18 HENRY J. KAISER class underway replenishment oilers and the fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name. The TIPPECANOE is named after the river which runs west and south across Indiana from Lake Tippecanoe, in Kosciusko County, to converge with the Wabash River near the site of a battle of the same name. On 7 November 1811, troops under the command of General William Henry Harrison, then governor of Indiana Territory and, later, President of the United States, met and defeated warriors of Tecumseh's Indian confederation.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: March 24, 1989|
|Keel laid: November 19, 1990|
|Launched: May 16, 1992|
|MSC "in service": February 8, 1993|
|Builder: Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La.|
|Propulsion system: two Colt-Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V 570 diesels|
|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|
|Crew: 82 civilian crew (18 officers); 21 Navy (1 officer)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS TIPPECANOE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS TIPPECANOE Image Gallery
The photo below was taken by Ian Johnson and shows the TIPPECANOE at Brisbane, Australia, on July 22, 2007.