first_img View post tag: US Navy MSC contracts U.S. Marine Management for Army prepositioning ship operation View post tag: US Army View post tag: US MSC Share this article September 19, 2017 Authorities The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Norfolk-based U.S. Marine Management a $36 million contract to operate and maintain Bob Hope-class vessels.The seven Bob Hope-class surge large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off vessels are used for prepositioning of Army vehicles and were built between 1993 and 2001 by Avondale Shipyards.The contract awarded to U.S. Marine Management includes a 12-month base period, four 12-month option periods and a six-month option, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to over $196 million.Under the initial contract, U.S. Marine Management will be operating the ships worldwide until September 2018. If all options are exercised, work will continue through March 2023. Back to overview,Home naval-today MSC contracts U.S. Marine Management for Army prepositioning ship operation View post tag: USNS Bob Hope View post tag: U.S. Marine Managementlast_img