USNS LEROY GRUMMAN is the 9th ship in the HENRY J. KAISER - class and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name of the Naval Aviator and founder of the Grumman Corporation.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 27, 1986|
|Keel laid: July 6, 1987|
|Launched: December 3, 1988|
|Delivered: August 2, 1989|
|Builder: Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, LA|
|Propulsion system: two Colt-Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V 570 diesels|
|Length: 677 feet (203 meters)|
|Beam: 97 feet (29.6 meters)|
|Draft: 35 feet (10.6 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 40,700 tons|
|Speed: 20 knots|
|Capacity: 180,000 barrels of fuel oil or aviation fuel and eight 20-feet containers refrigerated|
|Refueling stations: five|
|Aircraft: none, but helicopter deck|
|Crew: 82 civilian crew (18 officers); 21 Navy (1 officer)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS LEROY GRUMMAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS LEROY GRUMMAN Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the LEROY GRUMMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on November 9, 2008.
The photos below were taken by me and show the LEROY GRUMMAN passing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on her way to Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2010. The LEROY GRUMMAN is returning home after participating in exercise Joint Warrior held off Great Britain earlier in October. The last photo shows the LEROY GRUMMAN moored at Naval Fuel Depot Norfolk on October 29. The sign behind the bridge indicates that the oiler had 174 ships alongside during her deployment.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the LEROY GRUMMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on May 8, 2014.
The photos below were taken by Steven Collingwood and show the LEROY GRUMMAN arriving at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on March 6, 2017, after completing several months of service in the Mediterranean as the 6th Fleet's duty oiler. She was relieved in late February by her sistership JOSHUA HUMPHREYS (T-AO 188).