USNS Sisler (T-AKR-311)

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United States
Awarded: 20 October 1994
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 15 April 1997
Launched: 28 February 1998
In service: 1 December 1998
Status: in service
General characteristics
Class and type: Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
Displacement: 29,000 tons
Length: 950 ft
Beam: 106 ft
Draft: 34 ft
Propulsion: Gas turbine
Complement: 26 civilians, up to 50 active duty

USNS Sisler (T-ARK-311) 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 First Lieutenant George K. Sisler, a Medal of Honor recipient.

Laid down on 15 April 1997 and launched on 28 February 1998, Sisler was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on 1 December 1998. She is operated by a civilian crew of 26, plus up to 50 active duty personnel.[1]

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  1. ^ "USNS Sisler (T-AKR 311)". Retrieved 2019-06-03.