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USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS was the fourth ship in the HENRY J. KAISER - class of fleet oilers specially built for the Military Sealift Command (MSC). After commissioning, ANDREW J. HIGGINS served under the command of the MSC until she was deactivated on May 6, 1996. ANDREW J. HIGGINS was part of the Atlantic Fleet and was the first ship in her class to be deactivated. Subsequently laid up as part of the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, Calif., the ANDREW J. HIGGINS was transfered to Chile and renamed ALMIRANTE MONTT on May 19, 2009. Prior to the transfer, the ship underwent an overhaul and refit at Mobile, Ala., before recommissioned as a Chilean Navy ship on February 10, 2010.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 22, 1983|
|Keel laid: November 21, 1985|
|Launched: January 17, 1987|
|Delivered: October 22, 1987|
|Deactivated: May 6, 1996|
|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 ANDREW J. HIGGINS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS:
|January 2, 1991||off Oman|
While operating in support of Operation Desert Shield in preparation for Operation Desert Storm, ANDREW J. HIGGINS run aground on an uncharted reef off Oman causing hull rupture leaks and the loss of an undetermined amount of mixed fuels. No injuries.
USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS Construction Gallery: