US tests new fuel tankers

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The United States is testing new ships intended to transport fuel for its Navy. The new John Lewis-class American fuel tanker has completed its sea trials and returned to the shipyard in San Diego, California.

The length of each of the “John Lewis” ships is 226 meters, its width is 32 meters, and its displacement of water is equivalent to 49,850 tons, and it can sail at a speed of 20 knots. Each ship is equipped with tanks that hold 22,000 tons of fuel and is supposed to be armed with 12.7 mm machine guns, 20 mm machine guns, and SeaRAM anti-aircraft missiles.

 

 

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