USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303)

USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303) 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] Mendonca is named for Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Leroy A. Mendonca, 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
Name: USNS Mendonca
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans
Laid down: 3 November 1997
Launched: 25 May 1999
Completed: 30 January 2001
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship
  • 35,500 t.(lt)
  • 62096 t.(fl)
Length: 951 ft 5 in (290.0 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32.3 m)
Draft: 34 ft 10 in (10.6 m) maximum
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


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