USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301)

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Career (United States)
Name: USNS Fisher
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans
Laid down: 15 April 1996
Launched: 21 October 1997
Completed: 4 August 1998
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics
Class and type: Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship
Displacement: 35,500 t.(lt)
62096 t.(fl)
Length: 950 ft (290 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)
Draft: 34 ft (10 m)
Propulsion: 4 x Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V diesels
65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Capacity: 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2)
49,991 sq ft (4,644.3 m2) deck cargo
Complement: 30

USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) 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 4 August 1998. They assigned her to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command.[1] Fisher is named for Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, and is one of 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to the Military Sealift Command. When not operational Fisher is berthed at Baltimore. She is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained at a 96-hour readiness status.

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