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USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317)
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Career (US)
Ordered: 25 February 2000
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 31 October 2000
Launched: 26 April 2002
In service: 24 September 2002
Status: in service
General characteristics
Class & type: Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
Displacement: 29,000 tons
Length: 950 ft
Beam: 106 ft
Draft: 34 ft
Propulsion: Gas turbine

USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) is one of Military Sealift Command's nineteen Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 33 ships in the Prepositioning Program. She is a Watson-class vehicle cargo ship named for Private First Class William A. Soderman, a Medal of Honor recipient.

Laid down on 31 October 2000 and launched on 26 April 2002, Soderman was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on 24 September 2002.


  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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