Sea Transportation: November 10, 2002

Archives

The U.S. Navy is building a new fleet supply ship, the T-AKE class, to replace three current supply ship types (ammo, cargo and fuel ships). There will be 12 ships in the class, each costing about $334 million. These will replace 16 existing supply ships that will be reaching the end of the 35 year service life in 2007. There are berths for 209 people on the ship. The T-AKE is a 35,000 ton (displacement) ship that is 689 feet long and move along at 32 kilometers an hour. The ship can carry 6,000 tons of cargo and 2,380 tons of fuel. The first two ships of the class will be named "Lewis and Clark" and "Sacagawea." 

 


Article Archive

Sea Transportation: Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close