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USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306)

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National Defense Service Medal

Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 15 December 1999, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 11 August 2001
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 10 September 2003
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306)
  • USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) is one of the Navy's 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to MSC
  • USNS Benavidez is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in Ready Operational Status 4 (ROS-4)
    Displacement 35,500 t.(lt) 62,069 t.(fl)
    Length 951'
    Beam 106'
    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
    Armament none
    four Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V Diesels, 65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
    two shafts, cp props

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    Benavidez 94k USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC Web Site
    Benavidez 242k USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) under way, 2 October 2003, location unknown.
    United States Navy photo # 030530-N-0000X-005
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez United States Army Medal of Honor Citation
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306)
    Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
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    Last Updated 17 February 2017