Thursday, 2 October 2008


Captured between some heavy showers this morning, as she was making fast at Loch Striven, the US Navy's ship LEROY GRUMMAN is here to support ships taking part in Joint Warrior 082, the major exercise about to start next week. A member of the 'Henry J Kaiser' class of Fleet Replenishment Oilers belongs to the Military Sealift Command's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. LEROY GRUMMAN was built at New Orleans by Avondale, and was completed in 1989. Her overall length is 677.5 feet (206.5 metres), her deadweight tonnage 30,412 tonnes. Two Colt-Pielstick 10-cylinder medium speed diesel engines give her a speed of around 20 knots. She is named after the founder of the Grumman Aeronautical Engineering Co.


Anonymous said...

Lovely !!

Anonymous said...

Anther crackin shot, thanks John