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USNS Navajo (T-ATF 169)

- Military Sealift Command -


Named after the American Indian tribe, the USNS NAVAJO is the fourth POWHATAN - class ocean tug.

The NAVAJO is equipped with a 10-ton capacity crane and a bollard pull of at least 54 tons. A deck grid is fitted aft which contains 1 inch bolt receptacles spaced 24 inches apart. This allows for the bolting down of a wide variety of portable equipment. There are two GPH fire pumps supplying three fire monitors with up to 2,200 gallons of foam per minute. A deep module can be embarked to support naval salvage teams.

General Characteristics:Awarded: September 12, 1975
Keel laid: December 14, 1977
Launched: December 20, 1979
Delivered: June 13, 1980
Builder: Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
Propulsion system: 2 GM EMD 20-645F7B diesels; 5.73 MW sustained; 2 shafts; Kort nozzles; cp props; bow thruster; 300 hp (224 kW)
Propellers: two
Length: 226 feet (68.9 meters)
Beam: 42 feet (12.8 meters)
Draft: 15.1 feet (4.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 2,260 tons full load
Speed: 14.5 knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: none
Crew: 16 civilians and 4 naval communications technicians
Fleet: Pacific


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS NAVAJO. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USNS NAVAJO:

DateWhereEvents
July 28, 2012off Pearl Harbor, Hi.USNS NAVAJO loses an anchor and chain and heavy rope during training off Pearl Harbor. All equipment was later recovered by the NAVAJO and Navy divers.


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The photos below were taken by me and show the NAVAJO at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on September 29, 2011 (the first three photos). The next day - September 30, 2011 - the NAVAJO departed San Diego for San Francisco (fourth photo) for a drydock period. The last photo shows the ship in drydock at San Francisco on October 6, 2011.



The photos below were taken by me and show the NAVAJO arriving at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., on March 15, 2012.



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