the republic logo

Oiler USNS Big Horn returning to Virginia after 4-month deployment assisting US, NATO ships


PORTSMOUTH, Virginia — A Navy supply ship that has spent four months refueling U.S. and NATO ships is returning to Virginia.

The USNS Big Horn is scheduled to arrive at Craney Island on Saturday.

The Big Horn has been serving as Military Sealift Command's primary duty oiler in the Navy's Sixth Fleet, which includes waters around Europe and part of Africa.

The Big Horn provided fuel, cargo and other supplies to 19 U.S. Navy ships and six NATO ships from France, Germany, Turkey and Italy.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.