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USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201)

- Military Sealift Command -

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USNS PATUXENT is the 15th ship in a class of 18 underway replenishment oilers. This class was specially built for the MSC.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 24, 1989
Keel laid: October 16, 1991
Launched: July 23, 1994
Delivered: June 21, 1995
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. 42,000 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Capacity: 159,000 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 PATUXENT. 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 Stefan Karpinski and shows the PATUXENT underway in Middle East waters in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003.

The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PATUXENT at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2013.

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