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Lewis and Clark undergoes maintenance

26th January 2021 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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US replenishment ship to stay in dry dock for almost four months.

USN Military Sealift Command has issued a $19.68 million contract for Alabama Shipyard to undertake overhaul and dry docking work on the replenishment ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). 

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would raise the overall value to $21.85 million.

Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama for completion by 24 May 2021, the DoD announced on 25 January.

Shephard Defence Insight notes that the Lewis and Clark class comprises 14 vessels, 12 of which provide combat logistics support to the USN with the remaining pair working alongside the USMC as part of the Maritime Prepositioning Force.

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