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USNS PATUXENT is the 15th ship in a class of 18 underway replenishment oilers. This class was specially built for the MSC.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: March 24, 1989|
|Keel laid: October 16, 1991|
|Launched: July 23, 1994|
|Delivered: June 21, 1995|
|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. 42,000 tons|
|Speed: 20 knots|
|Capacity: 159,000 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 PATUXENT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS PATUXENT Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Stefan Karpinski and shows the PATUXENT underway in Middle East waters in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PATUXENT at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2013.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PATUXENT at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 23, 2014.
The photo below was taken by Steven Collingwood and shows the PATUXENT passing Fort Monroe after departure from Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on January 21, 2016.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PATUXENT at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 12, 2016. On the third photo the PATUXENT is refueling the USS MONTGOMERY (LCS 8) while both ships are pierside.