USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313)

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History
United States
Awarded: 1 January 1996
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 29 June 1998
Launched: 7 August 1999
In service: 18 January 2000
Status: in service
General characteristics
Class and type: Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
Displacement: 62,644 Long Tons
Length: 950 Ft
Beam: 106 Ft
Draft: 34 Ft
Propulsion: 2 Gas Turbines
Speed: 24 Knots
Range: 12,000 Nautical Miles
Complement: 30

USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR 313) is one of Military Sealift Command's nineteen Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off (LMSR)[1] Ships and is one of the 49 ships in the prepositioning program.[2] She is a Watson-class vehicle cargo ship named for Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient, after whom Camp Red Cloud in Korea is also named.

Laid down on 29 June 1998 and launched on 7 August 1999, Red Cloud was put into service on 18 January 2000.[3]

On the 12 August 2015, an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed on the deck of the Red Cloud when demonstrating capabilities to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The Red Cloud was operating approximately eight miles east of Ukibaru Island. Of the seventeen service members onboard the helicopter, only seven suffered non-life treating injuries.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MSC Ship Inventory - Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off". www.msc.navy.mil. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Strategic Sealift (PM3)". www.msc.navy.mil. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  3. ^ "USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR 313)". navysite.de. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Army Black Hawk Was Conducting SOF Demonstration For Japanese When Crash Occurred". USNI News. 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 

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USNS Red Cloud

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