USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314)

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United States
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
General characteristics
Class and type: Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
Displacement: 69,000 tons
Length: 950 ft
Beam: 106 ft
Draft: 34 ft
Propulsion: Gas turbine

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.