USNS JOHN LENTHALL is the third of the 18 HENRY J. KAISER class underway replenishment oilers. Although retired on November 11, 1996, the ship was placed back in service with the Military Sealift Command on December 7, 1998.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 22, 1983|
|Keel laid: July 15, 1985|
|Launched: August 9, 1986|
|MSC "in service": June 25, 1987|
|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 JOHN LENTHALL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS JOHN LENTHALL Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Karl-Heinz Ahles while USNS JOHN LENTHALL was inport Norfolk, Va., May 11,1999.
The two photos below were taken by Fabio Peņa when USNS JOHN LENTHALL visited Barcelona, Spain, on December 17, 2000.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USNS JOHN LENTHALL at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on November 9, 2008.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the USNS JOHN LENTHALL at the Naval Fuel Depot at Norfolk, Va., on October 23, 2014.
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the USNS JOHN LENTHALL at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on December 26, 2021.