This U.S. Navy Ship That Was Made In The Soviet Union


Forbes: Meet The U.S. Navy Ship That Was Made In The Soviet UnionAs a rule, the Navy’s ships are built in American shipyards, but there’s one notable exception. U.S. Transport Command recently showcased a Soviet ship now serving in the U.S. Navy on its official Twitter account.

The tweet is part of a ‘meet the fleet’ effort to raise awareness of the less well-known ships in the U.S. Navy. And the 15,804-ton Maritime Prepositioning Force Ship USNS Lance Cpl. Roy M. Wheat and other transport ships do deserve more attention. This ship has a unique back story because it was built at a time and place which put it on the other side during the Cold War: in the U.S.S.R.

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WNU Editor: This ship is the only exception to the rule that  the Navy’s ships are built in American shipyards. Hmmmm …. maybe they should make a few more exceptions.



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