USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313)

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Career (US)
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) Ships and is one of the 24 ships in the Prepositioning Program. 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.

Commanding Officers History[edit]

[1] Wagner, Elaine C. (Rear Admiral )
[2] Russell, Gordon (Rear Admiral )
[3] Aucoin, Joseph P. (Vice Admiral)
[4] Shafleen.M.A (Captain)
[5]Carter, Walter E. "Ted", Jr. (Vice Admiral)
[6] Berkey, Richard D. (Captain)


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