|Name||USNS Bob Hope|
|Awarded||2 September 1993|
|Laid down||29 May 1995|
|Launched||27 March 1997|
|Completed||18 November 1998|
|In service||18 November 1998|
|Stricken||19 December 2022|
|Class and type||Bob Hope-class vehicle cargo ship|
|Displacement||62,069 tons full|
|Length||951 ft 5 in (290.0 m)|
|Beam||106 ft (32.3 m)|
|Draft||34 ft 10 in (10.6 m) maximum|
|Propulsion||4 x Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V diesels; 65,160 hp (48,590 kW) Falk Gear Power Transmission|
|Speed||24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)|
|Capacity||380,000 sq ft (35,000 m2)|
|Complement||26 to 45 civilian crew; up to 50 active duty|
|Aviation facilities||Helicopter landing area|
USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300), the lead ship of its class of vehicle cargo ships for United States Army vehicle prepositioning, was a naval ship of the United States named after Bob Hope, the entertainer. Very few ships of the United States Navy have been named after a person who was alive at the time of the christening.
A non-combatant roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vessel crewed by U.S. civilian mariners under the Navy's Military Sealift Command, Bob Hope and other ships of the class are used to preposition tanks, trucks and other wheeled vehicles and supplies needed to support an army heavy brigade.
She has seen service delivering supplies and equipment to the Balkans and Iraq.
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