USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)

USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) was originally constructed as the container ship Leise Maersk in 1980. In 1987 the ship was lengthened and again in the 1990s before it was purchased by the United States Navy. When the transfer was complete the ship underwent a conversion to a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship at NASSCO.

United States
Name: Leise Maersk
Namesake: Rodney J. T. Yano
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Lindovaerftet, Odense, Denmark
Completed: June 1, 1980
Acquired: by US Navy 1995
In service: February 8th, 1997
Renamed: Yano
Reclassified: T-AKR 297
Refit: 1996
Homeport: Newport News, Virginia
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Shughart class
Displacement: 54,450 t.(fl)
Length: 908 ft (277 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)
Draft: 34 ft (10 m)
Ramps: 3 ramps, 5 when fully deployed
  • 1 × 1 Burmeister & Wain 12L90 GFCA diesel; 1 shaft; bow and stern thrusters
  • 1 shaft
  • cp props
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
  • 312,461 sq ft (29,028.6 m2)
  • 49,991 sq ft (4,644.3 m2) deck cargo
  • 26 reduced / up to 45 full, civilian mariners
  • 50 US Navy personnel
Crew: 26 civilian crew (up to 45); up to 50 active duty

Military service

Yano entered service under Military Sealift Command in 1997, and was named after Medal of Honor recipient United States Army Sergeant First Class Rodney J. T. Yano. It has since served a role in basic military transport of material to bases around the world and served a vital role in the transport of material to both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Yano is operated by Patriot Contract Services, LLC under US Navy Military Sealift Command charter, and is manned by US Merchant Marine personnel.

On February 25, 1996, in San Diego, California, the ship broke her mooring lines and collided with the USS Vandegrift. The frigate suffered hull damage.


    This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.