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USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
Laid down, 15 April 1996, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
Launched, 21 October 1997
Delivered to the US Navy, 4 August 1998
Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301)
Fisher is one of the Navy's 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to MSC
While not in an operational status Fisher is at a layberth in Baltimore,MD.
Fisher is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in ROS-96 status which means she is maintained in a 96-hour readiness status
Displacement 35,500 t.(lt) 62,069 t.(fl)
Draft 34' (max)
Speed 24 kts.
Cargo Capacity 380,000 sq. ft. plus 49,991 sq. ft. deck cargo
Civilian Mariners 26 reduced / up to 45 full
US Navy personnel 50
four Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V Diesels, 65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
two shafts, cp props
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||USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) underway, date and location unknown.
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||Two M1 Abrams tanks are loaded aboard USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) at Beaumont, TX., 12 February 2005. US Army photo by Luke Gygaxm 842nd Transportation Battalion
||USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) unloads Polish army equipment for reloading aboard the German cargo ship MS Geise in Germany for transport to Poland, 21 December 2007. The 65 pieces of Polish equipment along with 850 pieces of equipment from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, was returning from Southwest Asia. The equipment was moved with the assistance of personnel from Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command?s 950th Transportation Company.US Navy photo by Bram de Jong.
||USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) moored pierside, Naval Station San Diego, CA. 7 March 2009.
||Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
||From left to right USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303), USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) SS Wright (AVB-3) and the World War II Liberty ship SS John W. Brown moored at Pier 1, Baltimore, 2 June 2010.
||Photo by Ramon Jackson
||USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303) and USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) moored at Pier 1, Baltimore, 2 June 2010.
||Photo by Ramon Jackson
There is no DANFS history available for USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) at NavSource
Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher - Ships Namesakes
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
Last Updated 15 October 2010
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