The GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan was first constructed to be used in an industrial capacity but later optioned by Military Sealift Command to be used in logistical work throughout the fleet to deal with the changing needs of the military. The ship was delivered in 1967 and was used for transport responsibilities during the Vietnam War. It has been used in a variety of different services in its history since it was initially launched.
The ship was named after Admiral William M. Callaghan who was the commissioning captain on USS Missouri and later was the first head of the Military Sealift Command (at the time called the Military Sea Transportation Service).
|Builder||Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co|
|Mast Height||156 feet|
|Net Tons||19,156 tons|
|Gross Tons||24,471 tons|
|Cargo Capacity|| 11,4401 square feet
(up to 750 vehicles and cargo)
|Propulsion||Two LM2500 gas turbines|
|Crew||33 (when activated)|