USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305)

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Career (United States)
Name: USNS Brittin
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans
Laid down: 3 May 1999
Launched: 11 November 2000
Completed: 11 July 2002
Status: in active service, as of 2024
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)
2 GE Marine LM gas turbines, 64,000 hp (7.7 MW)
2 shafts
cp props
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: 26 reduced / up to 45 full, civilian mariners
50 US Navy personnel

USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) 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 30 January 2001 . They assigned her to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command.[1] Brittin is named for Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant First Class Nelson V. Brittin, 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.


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