USNS Cesar Chavez – Mar 30, 2017

Posted 7 months ago

USNS Cesar Chavez, named in honour of the US Navy’s Mexican-American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, T-AKE 14 will be used by the navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) primarily to transport US Marine Corps equipment overseas.

USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14)
USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14)

The 689ft-long frigate is capable of supporting an aircraft carrier’s aircraft and crew members and can operate independently at extended period at sea while transporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies.

The cargo-ammunition ships are designed to deliver cargo capacity of more than 10,000t, which include food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions from shore stations to combat ships at sea.

First Published: naval-technology.com

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