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USNS Seay (T-AKR-302)

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November - Zulu - India - November
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Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ship- (LMSR) Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship:
  • Laid down, 24 March 1997, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 25 June 1998
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 28 March 2000
  • Assigned to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Seay (T-AKR-302)
  • USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) is one of the Navy's 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to MSC
  • USNS Seay is assigned to the Maritime Prepositioning Force under MSC PM-3. When deployed she will be assigned to MPSRON 2
    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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    Seay 49k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC Web Site
    Seay 252k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, - passing the Arizona Memorial - to load U.S. Army equipment to be used in Exercise Turbo Patriot 00.
    Photo by John Brady. MSC
    Robert Hurst
    Seay 82k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 14 November 2001 Photo by Daniel Ferro
    Seay 335k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) pierside while unloading cargo, 11 March 2002, location unknown.
    Photo by Richard F. Olsen, United States Army
    Robert Hurst
    Seay 281k Five large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships, or LMSRs (left to right) moored in their lay berths at Newport News, VA., 2002. From left to right:
    USNS Seay (T-AKR-302),
    USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303),
    USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315),
    USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) and
    USNS Gilliland (T-AKR-298).
    Photo by Nobe Smith. MSC.
    Robert Hurst
    Seay 165k Army vehicles sit in position on an Army causeway for transport to the Native Atlas base camp in Kuwait after driving off of USNS Seay (T-AKR-302), circa February 2007. MSC photo by Larry Crutchfield. Bill Gonyo
    Seay 2104k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) conducts operations supporting Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) exercises. JLOTS is a joint operation that consists of loading and unloading ships without fixed port facilities, in friendly or non-defended territories.
    US Navy photo # 090615-N-6676S-102 CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (June 15, 2009) by MC2 John Stratton.
    Lee Wahler
    Seay 434k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) drydocked at Boston, MA., April 2010
    Photo by Gianpaolo.
    Seay 191k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) anchored in the Deer Island Anchorage, Boston Harbor, 21 May 2010.
    Photo by jelpics, Flickr.
    Lee Wahler
    Seay 418k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) moored at Detyens Shipyard, North Charleston, S.C. 5 September 2010.
    Photo by Earl Stephens,
    Lee Wahler
    Seay 1436k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) moored at Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Jacksonville FL. in January 2011. The ship has been modified and now is in the Maritime Prepositioning Force under MSC PM-3. When deployed it will be assigned to MPSRON 2. Photo by Lee Wahler
    Seay 211k Marines with 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, drive an amphibious assault vehicle off the back of the USNS SEAY (T-AKR-302) a Maritime Prepositioning Ship, at Blount Island in Jacksonville, FL., 13 August. 2014. The Reserve Marines of 4th AAV Bn. conducted the training to increase proficiency in ship-to-shore operations and work on interoperability with the U.S. Navy.
    US Marine Corps Photo # 140814-M-MH863-012 Jacksonville, FL. (Aug. 13, 2014) By: Lance Cpl. Sara Graham.
    Robert Hurst
    Seay 236k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) drydocked at Boston Naval Shipyard, 10 June 2018.
    Photo taken by Italianlancer08 (real name unknown).
    Robert Hurst
    Seay 409k USNS Seay (T-AKR-302) in Drydock No. 3, Boston, MA., date unknown.
    Photo taken by Arnold Reinhold
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Seay (T-AKR-302)
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    Sergeant William W. Seay United State Army Medal of Honor Citation
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