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USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8)
Joint High Speed Vessel concept
Artist's conception of Joint High Speed Vessel
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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)
Propulsion:
  • 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Yuma". Naval Vessel Register. http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/JHSV8.htm. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. "Navy Names Multiple Ships". U.S. Department of Defense. 6 June 2013. http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=16077. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. "Austal's Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel Completes Acceptance Trials". Austal. 25 March 2015. http://www.austal.com/us/media/media-releases/15-03-25/Austal-s-Fifth-Joint-High-Speed-Vessel-Completes-Acceptance-Trials.aspx. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  4. Kasper Oestergaard Balle, Joakim (3 November 2014). "Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)". Barr Group Aerospace. https://www.bga-aeroweb.com/Defense/JHSV.html. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 


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