USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303)
|Career (United States)|
|Operator:||Military Sealift Command|
|Builder:||Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans|
|Laid down:||3 November 1997|
|Launched:||25 May 1999|
|Completed:||30 January 2001|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2013[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|
|Propulsion:||4 x Colt Pielstick 10 PC4.2 V diesels
65,160 hp(m) (47.89 MW)
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h)|
|Capacity:||300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2)
49,991 sq ft (4,644.3 m2) deck cargo
|Complement:||26 reduced / up to 45 full, civilian mariners
50 US Navy personnel
USNS Mendonca (T-AKR-303) 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 30 January 2001. They assigned her to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command. Mendonca is named for Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Leroy A. Mendonca, 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.
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