LEWIS and CLARK (T-AKE 1) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Auxiliary

Country of Origin: USA

First programmed in 1992, the ships were dropped from the 1995 budget. Reinstated in the FY 1996 budget, they were again deleted from the FY 1998-2003 five-year shipbuilding program in favor of a service life-extension program (SLEP) overhaul for the KILAUEA (TAE-26) and MARS (TAFS-1) classes. When the SLEP programs for both classes was dropped, the design was revived for a third time in the FY 1999 shipbuilding program. Twelve vessels of this class were originally planned, then reduced...


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