USNS Bob Hope
USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300), the lead ship of its class of vehicle cargo ships for Army vehicle prepositioning, is a naval ship of the United States named after Bob Hope, the entertainer. Very few ships of the United States Navy have been named after a person who was alive at the time of the christening.
|Name:||USNS Bob Hope|
|Awarded:||2 September 1993|
|Laid down:||29 May 1995|
|Launched:||27 March 1997|
|In service:||18 November 1998|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Bob Hope-class vehicle cargo ship|
|Displacement:||62,069 tons full|
|Length:||951 ft 5 in (290.0 m)|
|Beam:||106 ft (32.3 m)|
|Draft:||34 ft 10 in (10.6 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|
A non-combatant roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vessel crewed by U.S. 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.
The ship has two 110-ton Hagglunds deck crane pedestals mounted with twin cranes.