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USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300)


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National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal


Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 29 May 1995, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 27 March 1997
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 11 November 1998
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300)
  • USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) is one of the Navy's 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to MSC
  • While not in an operational status USNS Bob Hope is at a layberth in Violet, LA.
  • USNS Bob Hope is assigned to the MSC Pacific surge force and is maintained in ROS-96 status which means she is maintained in a 96-hour readiness status
    Specifications:
    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
    Complement
    Civilian Mariners 26 reduced / up to 45 full
    US Navy personnel 50
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    four Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V Diesels, 65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
    two shafts, cp props

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    Bob Hope 160k
    Namesake
    Leslie Townes Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), known professionally as Bob Hope, was a British-born American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner.
    Library of Congress photo # http://loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsca.24325/ (cropped)
    Tommy Trampp
    Bob Hope 89k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) ready for launching at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA., 27 March 1997.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    Bob Hope 302k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Bob Hope 63k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    Bob Hope 51k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    Bob Hope 62k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored pierside, view of stern vehicle ramp, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    Bob Hope 316k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) sits at anchor, at Souda Bay, Greece, 20 January 2004.
    US Navy photo # 040120-N-078-F-015 by Paul Farley.
    Navy Newsstand web site
    Bob Hope 76k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) under way, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
    Bob Hope 244k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored at Naval Station San Diego, CA., 7 December 2007. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Bob Hope 215k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, 22 July 2008.
    Photo by Rennett Stowe.
    Robert Hurst
    Bob Hope 897k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored at Naval Station San Diego, CA., in August 2008. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Bob Hope 191k A helicopter being loaded aboard USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) at Antwerp, Belgium in 2009 for redeployment to the United States.
    Photo by Bram de Jong.
    Robert Hurst
    Bob Hope 1989k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored at Naval Base San Diego, CA., circa 2009. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Bob Hope
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    97k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored at Naval Base San Diego, CA., 15 February 2011.
    U.S. Navy photo # 110215-N-ZC343-005 by MCC Joe Kane..
    Robert Hurst
    Bob Hope 649k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) prepares to load an improved Navy lighterage system during exercise Brilliant Tern. Brilliant Tern was conducted by Military Sealift Command ships using real world scenarios.
    US Navy photo # 111108-N-SH505-101 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 8, 2011) by MCSA Jasmine Sheard.
    Lee Wahler
    Montford Point
    141008-N-EW716-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2014)
    60k USNS Montford Point (T-ESD-1) demonstrates the capability to perform skin-to-skin transfer and the launch and recovery of Landing Craft Air Cushons while attached to Medium-speed Roll-on Roll-off ship USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300), 8 October 2014.
    US Navy photo # 141008-N-EW716-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2014) by Shannon E. Renfried.
    Lee Wahler
    Montford Point
    141008-N-EW716-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2014)
    192k
    Bob Hope 288k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored pierside Naval Station San Diego, CA., 10 October 2015 Photo by Tommy Trampp
    Bob Hope 323k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) moored pierside Naval Station San Diego, CA., 4 March 2016.
    Photo by Tomás Del Coro.
    Robert Hurst
    Bob Hope 99k USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) postcard Photo by Tommy Trampp

    USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Defense Video Imagery Distribution System - USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300)
    Navy Fact File - Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off Ships - T-AKR
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