Alaska-class oil tanker

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Alaskan Frontier - Port Angeles Washington.jpg
MV Alaskan Frontier
Class overview
Builders: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Operators: Alaskan Tanker Company
Completed: 4
Active: 3
Laid up: 1
General characteristics
Type: VLCC tanker
Tonnage: 185,286 dwt
Length: 941.6 ft (287.0 m)
Beam: 164 ft (50 m)
Draft: 61 ft 8 in (18.80 m)
Propulsion: Diesel-Electric, 26,820 bhp (20,000 kW) at 78.9 RPM Twin propellers
Speed: 15.8 knots (29.3 km/h; 18.2 mph) at 90% MCR, Full Load
Capacity: 1.5 Mbbl (240,000 m3)
Crew: 21

The Alaska-class oil tanker is a class of VLCC tankers built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego. The tankers are double-hulled as mandated by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and will replace the existing fleet used by BP in the Alaskan area.[1]


Ships in class[edit]

Four ships have been completed: Alaskan Frontier, Alaskan Explorer, Alaskan Navigator, and Alaskan Legend.


The design was the basis of the Montford Point class of Mobile Landing Platforms for the US Navy.


  1. ^ "First Alaska class double-hulled tanker arrives". Alaska Business Monthly. Alaska Business Publishing Company. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 13 January 2011.