USNS Rainier TAOE-7    at   Naval Station Everett

View pierside at Bremerton, WA.,
29 August 2003  
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View Bremerton in 1994  then 2009

RIMPAC 2016

Vern attended commissioning of  USS Bridge AOE-10 in 1998
with son and daughter
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Named for Mount Rainier or "Tahoma"  
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Length: 754 ft. Water Line   Beam: 107 ft. Water Line   Draft: 39 feet  Speed: 26 knots
Propellers: 2 w/gas turbine engines  Aircraft (2) CH-46  Crew: 59 Military 176 Civilians
Home Port: Bremerton, WA

The photo at right was taken by Vern when he met the ships Master Mariner, Captain Rollin J. Bellfi to give him a copy of his book "Navy Super Tankers" and tour the ship to obtain up-to-date information about U. S. Navy Oilers. The ships 3rd Officer, Curtis L. Main actually conducted the tour before going to the bridge and meeting the captain.
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USNS RAINIER TOUR SHOWS


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The goal here is to create museum displays that can explain to Americans, how hard mariners work at replenishing our war ships while moving at sea.
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Cargo Capacities:..................................................................................
Propulsion:
19,700 t................................
Diesel Fuel Marine (DFM) 1,965,600 gal.
JP-5 Fuel 2,620,800 gal.
Lube Oil, 500 55 gallon drums
Chill and Freeze Stowage 400 long tons
Ordnance Stowage 1,800 long tons
Bottled Gas 800 bottles
Water 20,000 Gallons (Emergency Transfer)
4 - LM-2500 Gas turbine Engines (100,000 shp),
2 - Reversing Reduction Gears (RRGs),
4 - Reversing Converter Couplings (RRCs),
2- Shafts with 23-foot Fixed-Pitch Propellers.