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USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) on 24 February 1987.
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Class: HENRY J. KAISER (T-AO 187)
Design: SCB, MC/MA, Navy XX #
Displacement (tons): 14,766 light, 42,383 full
Dimensions (feet): 678' oa, 651' wl x 98' e x 36' max nav
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: Accommodations for 36 officers and 53 enlisted
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: Diesel electric, 2 screws

Construction:
AONameOrd/AcqBuilderKeelLaunchDeliv
187HENRY J. KAISER12 Nov 1982Avondale22 Aug 19845 Oct 198519 Dec 1986
188JOSHUA HUMPHREYS20 Jan 1983Avondale17 Dec 198422 Feb 19863 Apr 1987
189JOHN LENTHALL22 Nov 1983Avondale15 Jul 19859 Aug 198625 Jun 1987
190ANDREW J. HIGGINS22 Nov 1983Avondale21 Nov 198517 Jan 198722 Oct 1987
191BENJAMIN ISHERWOOD6 May 1985Penna. SB, Chester12 Jul 198615 Aug 1988--
192HENRY ECKFORD6 May 1985Penna. SB, Chester22 Jan 198722 Jul 1989--
193WALTER S. DIEHL28 Jun 1985Avondale7 Aug 19862 Oct 198713 Sep 1988
194JOHN ERICSSON16 Jun 1988Avondale15[13] Mar 198921 Apr 199018[19] Mar 1991
195LEROY GRUMMAN27 Feb 1986Avondale6 Jul 19873 Dec 19882 Aug 1989
196KANAWHA16 Jun 1988Avondale13 Jul 198922 Sep 19906 Dec 1991
197PECOS12 Feb 1987Avondale17 Feb 198823 Sep 19896 Jul 1990
198BIG HORN20 Jun 1988Avondale9 Oct 19892 Feb 199121 May 1992
199TIPPECANOE24 Mar 1989Avondale19 Nov 199016 May 19928 Feb 1993
200GUADALUPE6 Oct 1988Avondale9 Jul 19905 Oct 199126 Oct 1992
201PATUXENT24 Mar 1989Avondale16 Oct 199123 Jul 199421 Jun 1995
202YUKON6 Oct 1988Avondale13 May 19916 Feb 199325 Mar 1994
203LARAMIE6 Mar 1989Avondale10 Jan 19946 May 19957 May 1996
204RAPPAHANNOCK6 Oct 1988Avondale29 Jun 199214 Jan 19957 Nov 1995

Disposition:
AONameTDecomm/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
187HENRY J. KAISERTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
188JOSHUA HUMPHREYSTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
189JOHN LENTHALLTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
190ANDREW J. HIGGINSTDECOM6 Jan 2009DISPFATEMASALE
191BENJAMIN ISHERWOODT--29 Dec 199715 Aug 1993Canc.MASALE
192HENRY ECKFORDT--10 Nov 199715 Aug 1993Canc.MASALE
193WALTER S. DIEHLTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
194JOHN ERICSSONTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
195LEROY GRUMMANTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
196KANAWHATDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
197PECOSTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
198BIG HORNTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
199TIPPECANOETDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
200GUADALUPETDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
201PATUXENTTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
202YUKONTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
203LARAMIETDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE
204RAPPAHANNOCKTDECOMSTKDISPFATEMASALE

Class Notes:
AO 201-204 built with double hulls. Contract for T-AO 191-192 with Pennsylvania SB of Chester, PA, (the former Sun SB & DD yard) terminated effective 31 Aug 1989, ships towed incomplete to NSY Phila. reawarded to Tampa SY, Tampa, FL, 16 Nov 1989. This contract terminated 15 Aug 1993 and the incomplete ships towed to JRRF. After obtaining Caloosahatchee, Canisteo, Compass Is., and Canopus (BU held up by local protests until 2008), Able UK was to get a contract to BU 9 more ships including AO 191-2, but they stayed in the NDRF until resold by Able in 2011.

Ship Notes:
AONameMANotes
187HENRY J. KAISERFY 1982. OOS 31 Jan 1995, active in Iraq War 2003.
188JOSHUA HUMPHREYSFY 1983. OOS 29 Jun 1996, active with MSC 23 Feb 2005 to 30 Nov 2006 and from 10 Jun 2010.
189JOHN LENTHALLFY 1984. OOS 11 Nov 1996, active with MSC 7 Dec 1998.
190ANDREW J. HIGGINSFY 1984. OOS 6 May 1996 and to SBRF same date. Trf. to Chile 19 May 2009. Comm. 10 Feb 2010 at Mobile, Ala., as the Chilean supply ship ALMIRANTE MONTT (AO 52)
191BENJAMIN ISHERWOODFY 1985. Canc. when 95.3% complete. To JRRF 27 Sep 1994. Downgraded to non-retention May 1995. Title to MA 1 Feb 1999. Sold to Able UK but remained in JRRF, resold by them to International Shipbreaking Ltd. Title transferred from Able to ISL on the day vessel departed. Withdrawn from MA accounts 12 Jul 2011.
192HENRY ECKFORDFY 1985. Launch originally given as 14 Aug 1989. Canc. when 84% complete. To MA custody in JRRF 4 Oct 1994. Downgraded to non-retention May 1995. Strike also given as 29 Dec 1997. Title to MA 2 Feb 1998. Sold to Able UK but remained in JRRF, resold by them to International Shipbreaking Ltd. Title transferred from Able to ISL on the day vessel departed. Withdrawn from MA accounts 19 Jul 2011.
193WALTER S. DIEHLFY 1985.
194JOHN ERICSSONFY 1986. Original contract 27 Feb 1986 with Penna. SB, Chester.
195LEROY GRUMMANFY 1986.
196KANAWHAFY 1987. Original contract 12 Feb 1987 with Penna. SB, Chester.
197PECOSFY 1987.
198BIG HORNFY 1988.
199TIPPECANOEFY 1988. IS 26 Mar 1993?
200GUADALUPEFY 1989. IS 25 Sep 1992?
201PATUXENTFY 1989.
202YUKONFY 1989.
203LARAMIEFY 1989. Contr. 24 Mar 1989?
204RAPPAHANNOCKFY 1989. Keel 29 Mar 1992?

Page Notes:
Compiled: 24 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR