Monday, January 12, 2009

Lewis and Clark class Naval ammunition ship

USNS Sacagawea(T-AKE 2)

USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE1)

us navy Lewis and Clark Class T-AKE Dry Cargo / Ammunition Ships is a new Combat Logistics Force (CLF) Underway Replenishment Naval vessel,and is part of the more than 40 ships within the US Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. The T-AKE Program will consist of 11 ships with a budget of approximately $4 billion.

Lewis and Clark-class cargo ship
Displacement: 41,000 tons
Length: 689 feet
Beam: 105.6 feet
Draft: 29.9 feet
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 14,000 nautical miles at 20 knots
Complement: 49 military, 123 civilian
Aircraft carried: two helicopters


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