USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300)
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|The USNS Bob Hope|
USNS Bob Hope in harbor at Souda Bay in Crete, Greece
|Name:||USNS Bob Hope|
|Builder:||Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans|
|Laid down:||2 May 1995|
|Launched:||27 March 1997|
|In service:||18 November 1998|
|Displacement:||62,069 tons full|
|Length:||951 ft 5 in (289.99 m)|
|Beam:||106 ft (32 m)|
|Draft:||34 ft 10 in (10.62 m) maximum|
|Propulsion:||4 x Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V diesels; 65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)(Beloit, WI)Falk Gear Power Transmission (Milwaukee,WI)|
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h)|
|Capacity:||380,000 sq ft (35,000 m2)|
|Complement:||26 to 45 civilian crew; up to 50 active duty|
|Aviation facilities:||Helicopter landing area|
USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300), the lead ship of her class of vehicle cargo ships for Army vehicle prepositioning, is the only naval ship of the United States to be named for the entertainer. Very few ships of the United States Navy have been named for a person who was alive at the time of the christening.
A non-combatant roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vessel crewed by civilian mariners under the Navy's Military Sealift Command, Bob Hope and other ships of the class are used to preposition tanks, trucks and other wheeled vehicles and supplies needed to support an Army heavy brigade.
- MSC Ship Inventory: USNS Bob Hope
- T-AKR USNS Bob Hope (GlobalSecurity.org)
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) (2010). "USNS Bob Hope". Port State Information Exchange. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. http://psix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXDetails.aspx?VesselID=464628. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
- American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) (2010). "USNS Bob Hope (Vessel Details)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. http://www.eagle.org/safenet/record/record_vesseldetailsprinparticular?Classno=9820096&Accesstype=PUBLIC&ReferrerApplication=PUBLIC2. Retrieved 2010-02-25.