National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has delivered to the U.S. Navy, USNS Pomeroy
- the seventh new construction ship to be completed by NASSCO under the U.S. Navy's Strategic Sealift Program.
A total of eight new construction ships and three ship conversions have been granted to NASSCO under the Navy's 20-ship Strategic Sealift Program. All of the vessels, which honor U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipients, are large, medium-speed, RoRo Ships (LMSRs). This particular vessel is named in honor of Private First Class Ralph
E. Pomeroy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Korea in October 1952.
Measuring 950 ft. (289.5 m), with a beam of 105 ft. (32 m), the vessel can displace approximately 62,000 long tons when fully loaded and has more than 390,000 sq. ft. of cargo carrying space.
Powered by gas turbines, the vessel will be able to sustain speeds of up to 24 knots when fully loaded.