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USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301)

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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)
    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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    Fisher 374k USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Fisher 584k 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 Bill Gonyo
    Fisher 39k 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. Lee Wahler
    Fisher 1764k USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) moored pierside, Naval Station San Diego, CA. 7 March 2009. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Wright 853k 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
    Mendonca 482k USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303) and USNS Fisher (T-AKR-301) moored at Pier 1, Baltimore, 2 June 2010. Photo by Ramon Jackson
    140k Sailors attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 guide Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles onto the ramp Military Sealift Command USNS Fisher (T-AKR 301) during Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 2017 (OPRex17). OPRex17 is a bilateral training event designed to ensure readiness and sustain the ROK-U.S. Alliance by exercising an Area Distribution Center (ADC), an Air Terminal Supply Point (ATSP), Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS), and the use of rail, inland waterways, and coastal lift operations to validate the operational reach concept.
    U.S. Navy photo 170415-N-KK081-658 POHANG, Republic of Korea (April 15, 2017) by MC2 Eric Chan.
    John Spivey

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