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USNS Yano (T-AKR-297)
Career (US)
Name: Leise Maersk
Namesake: Rodney J. T. Yano
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Lindovaerftet, Odense, Denmark
Completed: June 1, 1980
Acquired: by US Navy 1995
In service: February 8th, 1997
Renamed: Yano
Reclassified: T-AKR 297
Refit: 1996
Homeport: Newport News, Virginia
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
Class & type: Shughart class
Displacement: 54,450 t.(fl)
Length: 908 ft (277 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)
Draft: 34 ft (10 m)
Ramps: 3 ramps, 5 when fully deployed
Propulsion: 1 x 1 Burmeister & Wain 12L90 GFCA diesel; 1 shaft; bow and stern thrusters
1 shaft
cp props
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Capacity: 312,461 sq ft (29,028.6 m2)
49,991 sq ft (4,644.3 m2) deck cargo
Complement: 26 reduced / up to 45 full, civilian mariners
50 US Navy personnel
Crew: 26 civilian crew (up to 45); up to 50 active duty

USNS Yano (T-AKR-297) was originally constructed as the container ship Leise Maersk in 1980. In 1987 the ship was lengthened and again in the 1990s before it was purchased by the United States Navy. Once the transfer was complete the ship underwent a conversion to a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship at NASSCO.

Military Service

Yano entered service under Military Sealift Command in 1997, and was named after Sergeant First Class Rodney J. T. Yano. a Medal of Honor recipient. It has since served a roll in basic military transport of material to bases around the world and served a vital roll in the transport of material to both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Yano is operated by Bay Ship Management, Inc. under US Navy Military Sealift Command charter, and is manned by US Merchant Marine personnel.

On February 25, 1996 in San Diego, California the ship broke her mooring lines and collided with the USS Vandegrift. The frigate suffered hull damage.


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