|USNS Watson (T-AKR-310)|
|Ordered:||15 September 1993|
|Builder:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||23 May 1996|
|Launched:||26 July 1997|
|In service:||23 June 1998|
|Class & type:||Watson-class vehicle cargo ship|
USNS Watson (T-AKR-310) 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 the lead ship of her class of vehicle cargo ships.
Laid down on 23 May 1996 and launched on 26 July 1997, Watson was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on 23 June 1998.