USNS Joshua Humphreys returns to Norfolk after six years

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188).  Joshua Humphreys  is conducting underway replenishment operations for U.S. Navy and allied coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g.  Paul J. Williams/Released)

Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188). Joshua Humphreys is conducting underway replenishment operations for U.S. Navy and allied coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Paul J. Williams/Released)

NORFOLK, Va. – The Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) will return to Naval Station Norfolk on Tuesday after spending six years in the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations.

The USNS Humphrey’s is crewed by 89 civil service mariners.

During their six years away, the Humphreys participated in a multitude of Naval Forces exercises and operations to strengthen relationships with allies and regional partners in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Japan.

The ship supported 238 U.S. and Coalition Ships, executed 702 underway replenishments and transferred more than 137.5 million gallons of fuel and 11,370 pallets of cargo with high precision.

The Humphreys made 181 port visits in Bahrain, Djibouti, Greece, Japan, Oman, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and several ports of the United Arab Emirates:  Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jebel Ali, and Fujairah.