USNS BIG HORN is the 12th of the 18 HENRY J. KAISER class underway replenishment oilers.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: June 20, 1988|
|Keel laid: October 9, 1989|
|Launched: February 2, 1991|
|MSC "in service": May 21, 1992|
|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 BIG HORN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS BIG HORN Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the BIG HORN undergoing maintenance at Norfolk, Va. on November 9, 2008.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the BIG HORN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va. on October 28, 2013.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the BIG HORN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va. on October 4, 2017.