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Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ships

Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ships

Deliver supplies to customer ships at sea — ammunition, food, repair parts, stores and small quantities of fuel. Replace T-AE, T-AFS and T-AOE when operating with T-AO. Two dedicated ships provide ammunition, food, repair parts, stores and small quantities of fuel for the U.S. Marine Corps.


Length: 689 ft
Beam: 106 ft
Displacement: 41,000 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Civilian: 129



USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1)
USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2)
USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3)
USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4)
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5)
USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6)
USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7)
USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8)
USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9)
USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10)
USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11)
USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12)
USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13)
USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14)

Ship Photos

USNS Lewis and Clark
USNS Medgar Evers
An SA-330J Puma helicopter attached to the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) delivers ammunition to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) breaks away from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) after a replenishment-at-sea.
USNS Medgar Evers
USNS Richard E. Byrd
USNS Charles Drew
USNS Amelia Earhart
USNS Wally Schirra
Sailors aboard the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12).
USNS Robert E. Peary
USS Gridley (DDG 101), right, steams alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) during a replenishment-at-sea.
USNS Alan Shepard
An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Lewis and Clark-class USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) delivers supplies to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, during a vertical replenishment at MCAS Iwakuni, May 13, 2017. Vertical replenishments utilize helicopters to transport equipment to and from ships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin)

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