251,244 Pages

USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8)
Joint High Speed Vessel concept
Artist's conception of Joint High Speed Vessel
Career (U.S.) Flag of the United States.svg
Name: USNS Yuma
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: 24 February 2012[1]
Builder: Austal USA
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class & type: Spearhead class Joint High Speed Vessel
Length: 103.0 m (337 ft 11 in)
Beam: 28.5 m (93 ft 6 in)
Draft: 3.83 m (12 ft 7 in)
  • 4 × MTU 20V8000 M71L diesel engines
  • 4 × ZF 60000NR2H reduction gears
Speed: 43 knots (80 km/h; 49 mph)
Troops: 312
Crew: Capacity of 41, 22 in normal service
Aviation facilities: Landing pad for medium helicopter

USNS Yuma will be the eighth Spearhead-class Joint High Speed Vessel, to be operated by the Military Sealift Command.[1] It will be the fourth ship in naval service named after Yuma, Arizona.[2]

The ship is under construction at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama[3] with a completion date estimated to be sometime in 2016.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Yuma". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. "Navy Names Multiple Ships". U.S. Department of Defense. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. "Austal's Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel Completes Acceptance Trials". Austal. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  4. Kasper Oestergaard Balle, Joakim (3 November 2014). "Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)". Barr Group Aerospace. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.