YORKTOWN, Va. (WAVY) – The USNS Robert E. Peary returned to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on Friday after a five-month deployment in the Sixth Fleet.

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According to a press release, The Peary served as the primary oiler for the USS Harry Truman and the USS Kearsarge, making stops in England, Greece, Italy, Scotland, and Spain. The crew was able to complete 42 at-sea replenishment, transferring more than 6.8 million gallons of fuel and over five thousand pallets of critical cargo.

The Peary also supported its sister ship USNS William McLean for the first time by replenishing the ship with more than 3,900 pallets of food.

USNS Robert E. Perry is one of the 14 Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ordinance ships in the United States Navy and is the fourth ship to be named after Arctic explorer Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary.