Christening of United States Naval Ship

Avondale Ship Yard
New Orleans, La, July 21, 2001

USNS Bob Hope. The Bob Hope is first ship in the "Hope" class of rollon/rolloff transports. The USNS Benavidez will be very similiar. The ship is 950 feet long, 106 feet wide, 92 feet deep, drawing 35 feet in the water. It has a speed in excess of 24 knots at 90% power. Endurance 13,000 nautical miles. The normal crew of is 95 in peacetime.


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