USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314)
|Ordered:||26 November 1996|
|Builder:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||4 January 1999|
|Launched:||11 December 1999|
|In service:||23 May 2000|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Watson-class vehicle cargo ship|
USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314) is one of Military Sealift Command's nineteen Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 33 ships in the Prepositioning Program. She is a Watson-class vehicle cargo ship named for Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton, a Medal of Honor recipient.
Laid down on 4 January 1999 and launched on 11 December 1999, Charlton was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on 23 May 2000.