USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306)
|Career (United States)|
|Operator:||Military Sealift Command|
|Builder:||Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans|
|Laid down:||15 December 1999|
|Launched:||11 August 2001|
|Completed:||10 September 2003|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|Class and type:||Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship|
|Length:||950 ft (290 m)|
|Beam:||106 ft (32 m)|
|Draft:||34 ft (10 m)|
4 x Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V diesels|
65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h)|
300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2)|
49,991 sq ft (4,644.3 m2) deck cargo
26 reduced / up to 45 full, civilian mariners|
50 US Navy personnel
USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) is a Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship of the United States Navy. She was built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans and delivered to the Navy on 10 September 2003. They assigned her to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command. Benavidez is named for Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez, and is one of 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to the Military Sealift Command. She is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in Ready Operational Status 4.
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) (2010). "USNS Benavidez". Port State Information Exchange. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. http://psix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXDetails.aspx?VesselID=512999. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
- American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) (2010). "USNS Benavidez (Vessel Details)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. http://www.eagle.org/safenet/record/record_vesseldetailsprinparticular?Classno=03112025&Accesstype=PUBLIC&ReferrerApplication=PUBLIC2. Retrieved 2010-02-25.