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USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5)

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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
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Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.
Propulsion system: Diesel-Electric
Propellers: two
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
Armament: none
Crew: approx. 34 MSC personnel plus approx. 250 military personnel (depending on mission)


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Crew List:

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.


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