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USNS MIGUEL KEITH is one of the Expeditionary Sea Base Ships derived from the MONTFORD POINT - class Expeditionary Transfer Docks. The MIGUEL KEITH is the first ship in the Navy named after USMC Lance Corporal Miguel Keith who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for combat action in the Quang Ngai Province during the Vietnam War in 1970.
During construction, the MIGUEL KEITH was damaged when the drydock she was built in was accidentally flooded on July 11, 2018.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 29, 2016|
|Keel laid: January 30, 2018|
|Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.|
|Propulsion system: Diesel-Electric|
|Length: 785 feet (239.3 meters)|
|Beam: 164 feet (50 meters)|
|Draft: 29.5 feet (9 meters)|
|Light Displacement: approx. 39,900 tons|
|Speed: 15 knots|
|Crew: approx. 34 MSC personnel plus approx. 250 military personnel (depending on mission)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS MIGUEL KEITH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS MIGUEL KEITH Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the MIGUEL KEITH under construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., on September 28, 2018.