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USNS Patuxent to deploy November 1 for the U.S. 5th Fleet

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 13:23:23-04

NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command’s fleet replishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) will deploy from Naval Station Norfolk on November 1 to support U.S. Naval forces in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

Patuxent belongs to Military Sealift Command’s Fleet Oiler program.  The ship is government-owned and crewed by civil service mariners.

The Patuxent’s civil service mariners will primarily provide fuel to U.S. Navy ships at sea, jet fuels to aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers, and other critical supplies that enable the fleet to remain at sea, on station, and combat ready.

The ship is scheduled to depart at 10 a.m.