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Navy’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha returns home

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 17:24:20-04
HMS BULWARK conducts a RAS with USNS Kanawha during Exercise Joint Warrior off the Northwest Coast of Scotland.

HMS BULWARK conducts a RAS with USNS Kanawha during Exercise Joint Warrior off the Northwest Coast of Scotland.

NORFOLK, Va. – After five months deployed to the Mediterranean sea, USNS Kanawha returns to Naval Station Norfolk Friday morning.

The ship is expected to arrive at 10 a.m.

The USNS Kanawha served as Sixth Fleet’s primary duty oiler for 154 days, providing support to 10 NATO warships.

Traveling more than 26,900 nautical miles, the vessel safely performed 42 underway replenishments and transferred more than 4.9 million gallons of fuel and 865 pallets of cargo.

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