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Tango0129 Jun 2020 3:46 p.m. PST

"As a rule, the Navy's ships are built in American shipyards, but there's one notable exception. U.S. Transport Command recently showcased a Soviet ship now serving in the U.S. Navy on its official Twitter account.

The tweet is part of a ‘meet the fleet' effort to raise awareness of the less well-known ships in the U.S. Navy. And the 15,804-ton Maritime Prepositioning Force Ship USNS Lance Cpl. Roy M. Wheat and other transport ships do deserve more attention. This ship has a unique back story because it was built at a time and place which put it on the other side during the Cold War: in the U.S.S.R.

The U.S. Naval Service are among the many unsung heroes of overseas operations. Yet the role their Surge Sealift fleet plays, getting the troops and tanks to the fighting, is critically important. USNS Lance Cpl. Roy M.Wheat is one of 17 heavy lift ships in Military Sealift Command's Maritime fleet…"

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arealdeadone29 Jun 2020 6:08 p.m. PST

Fascinating. I wonder if her engines are still Soviet or if they have been replaced with American ones.

Also goes to show that the Soviets produced some quality hardware despite the stereotypes.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2020 6:41 p.m. PST

We always considered Ivan's navy to be top notch and the best of their armed services, so this doesn't suprise me.

Tango0130 Jun 2020 1:20 p.m. PST



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