|USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306)|
|Career (United States)|
|Operator:||Military Sealift Command|
|Builder:||Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans|
|Laid down:||15 December 1999|
|Launched:||11 August 2001|
|Completed:||10 September 2003|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2022[update]|
|Class & type:||Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship|
|Length:||951 ft 5 in (290.0 m)|
|Beam:||106 ft (32.3 m)|
|Draft:||34 ft 10 in (10.6 m) maximum|
4 x Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V diesels|
65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h)|
300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2)|
49,991 sq ft (4,644.3 m2) deck cargo
26 reduced / up to 45 full, civilian mariners|
50 US Navy personnel
USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) is a Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship of the United States Navy. She was built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans and delivered to the Navy on 10 September 2003. They assigned her to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command. Benavidez is named for Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez, and is one of 11 Surge LMSRs operated by a private company under contract to the Military Sealift Command. She is assigned to the MSC Atlantic surge force and is maintained in Ready Operational Status 4.
- "USNS Benavidez' (512999)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard. https://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXDetails.aspx?VesselID=512999. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
- "USNS Benavidez' (03112025)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. http://www.eagle.org/safenet/record/record_vesseldetailsprinparticular?Classno=03112025&Accesstype=PUBLIC&ReferrerApplication=PUBLIC. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
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