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USNS HENRY J. KAISER (T-AO 187)

MSC Gets The Job Done Military Sealift Command ships range the globe to support U.S. Navy fleet operations and special missions worldwide. The newest MSC fleet support asset, USNS HENRY J. KAISER (T-AO 187), is the first of seventeen 187 Class fleet oilers scheduled for delivery through 1995. KAISER is almost 700 feet in length with diesel power and state of the art automation and cruises at 20 knots. She is capable of receiving and delivering 180,000 barrels of fuel with 3 double probes port and starboard and has helicopter (VERTREP) and cargo stream (UNREP) capability for transfer of palletized cargo and dry and refrigerated provisions. Crew accommodations include single staterooms, three lounges, a gymnasium, a library and a hobby shop. KAISER sailed for the Mediterranean in March 1988 marking her first forward deployment and has completed more than 150 UNREP evolutions. She joins other MSC UNREP ships that have a long established reputation for service and reliability. With her state of the art UNREP gear, better cargo handling capability and faster top end speed KAISER and the other KAISER class ships will improve MSC's ability to support fleet operations. MSC has challenging shipboard employment opportunities and invites interested individuals to request application information.

MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND Washington Navy Yard • Attn: Hedy Kuemmel, M-22c • Washington, D.C. 20398-5100 MSC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Sea History 048 - Autumn 1988  

Sea History 048 - Autumn 1988  

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