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USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204)

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USNS RAPPAHANNOCK is the 18th and last HENRY J. KAISER - class underway replenishment oiler.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 6, 1988
Keel laid: March 29, 1992
Launched: January 14, 1995
MSC "in service": November 7, 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: Pacific


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS RAPPAHANNOCK. 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 Ian Johnson and show the RAPPAHANNOCK berthed at and later departing Fremantle, Australia, on October 19, 2007, and October 21, 2007, respectively. RAPPAHANNOCK visited Fremantle in company with the BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) ESG.



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