USNS Seay (T-AKR-302)

USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) is a Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship of the United States Navy. She is named after Sergeant William W. Seay, who received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War.

United States
Name: USNS Seay
Namesake: Army Sgt. William W. Seay
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: September 27, 1994
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans
Laid down: March 24, 1997
Launched: June 25, 1998
Completed: 4 August 1998
In service: March 28, 2000
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Bob Hope-class vehicle cargo ship
Displacement: 62,070 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)
Range: Not Disclosed
Capacity: 380,000 sq ft (35,000 m2) w/49,990 sq. ft. deck cargo
Complement: 26 to 45 civilian crew; up to 50 active duty
Armament: Unarmed

She was built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans and delivered to the Navy on the 28th of March 2000. They assigned her to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command.

Seay has served in transportation efforts in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, mainly shuttling material between the mainland United States and European bases controlled by the US.

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