Detyens Shipyards Awarded Contract for Mid-Term Availability of USNS John Lenthall

Detyens Shipyards is being awarded a contract for a 42-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of U.S. Navy’s Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler, USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

The firm-fixed-price contract, worth around $9 million, is being awarded by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) located in Norfolk, Virginia. Fiscal 2018 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds for the amount are being obligated at the time of award. Funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to around $9.7 million.

The contract work will include JP-5 contaminate tank painting, diesel fuel marine contaminate tank painting, king post cracking repair stations 4&6, starboard main engine 12K overhaul, main switch board circuit breaker repair, thermograph and switch board and motor control cleaning repair, wire way collar repacking, evaporator replacement, walk in freezer box installation replacement, Gaylord hot water tank install, smoke stack indicating system, life boat davit inspection and testing, life boat inspection and testing, rescue boat inspection and testing, and rescue boat davit inspection and testing.

The contract work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, and work is expected to be completed by June 19, 2018.

USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189)

USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler of the United States Navy. Her motto is “Shaft of the Spear.”

John Lenthall, the third ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 15 July 1985 and launched on 9 August 1986. After entering non-commissioned U.S. Navy service with a primarily civilian crew on 25 July 1987.

John Lenthall served in the United States Atlantic Fleet under MSC control until taken out of active service on 11 November 1996 and placed in reserve. John Lenthall was reactivated on 7 December 1998, and is in active service in the Atlantic Fleet.

There are stations on both sides of each ship for underway replenishment of fuel and stores. The ships in this class have a small capacity to carry and transfer fresh and frozen foods as well as other materials, and have two dry cargo transfer rigs.

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