USNS Yano calls

Apr 7, 2005
Author: P&S


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The US pre-positioning ship, USNS Yano (T-AKR 297) is currently in Durban loading bunkers and supplies. Yano is a sister ship to USNS Shughart (T-AKR 295) and is a former container vessel converted in 1997 for Military Sealift Command service.

USNS Yano on arrival in Durban on 6 April 2005. Picture by Terry Hutson

The vessel displaces 54,298 tons fully loaded and is 276m in length with a 32.2m beam. Her propulsion consists of a diesel engine outputting 46,753 hp and driving a single shaft for a speed of 24 knots.

USNS Yano was built at the AP Moller Odense shipyard in Lindo, Denmark and entered service for Maersk, before her conversion as a pre-positioning vessel in 1997.

The vessel is expected to sail either later today or tomorrow.


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