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  • 22 January 2021

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has held a keel laying ceremony for the future USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13), the US Navy’s 13th Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ship.

  • 3 September 2020

    Shipbuilder Austal has delivered expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Newport (EPF 12) to the US Navy from its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 25 February 2020

    The US Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard on February 20, 2020. “We are excited to get Newport in the water, so we can shift focus to final outfitting and trials,” Tim Roberts, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 13th vessel in the US Navy’s Spearhead-class of expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ships will be named USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13), Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. Construction of the ship is set to start in late 2019 after shipbuilder Austal USA received a long-lead time materials contract for the 13 and […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Australia-based shipbuilder Austal a $261.7 million contract for additional work on Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships (EPF) 13 and 14. The contract award extends the EPF program to 2022, with construction of EPF 13 to commence in late 2019 and EPF 14 to follow in the middle of […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA hosted a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the US Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the Newport (EPF 12), at its Alabama shipyard on January 29. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by Charlotte Dorrance Marshall, signing her initials into the keel plate. […]

  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Austal USA a $40.3 million contract for the procurement of long lead-time materials for the construction of the fourteenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship for the US Navy. Long lead-time materials for the additional vessel will include diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears. This contract follows a similar award […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Austal USA a $57.8 million order to fund the procurement of long lead-time materials for the construction of the 13th 103-meter Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF). Long lead-time materials for the additional vessel will include diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears. Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has authenticated the keel for the US Navy’s eleventh Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship in a ceremony at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard. A keel laying is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction, as the keel is the symbolic backbone of a ship. The keel was said to be “truly and […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s tenth expeditionary fast transport vessel Burlington (EPF 10) completed builder’s trials on June 29. The week of trials began dockside at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. EPF 10 engaged in pierside dock trials with the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast working with the shipyard to demonstrate ship equipment and system operation […]

  • 2 March 2018

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has launched USNS Burlington, the US Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel. Burlington was launched on March 1 following the last week’s christening. “Ship launches are milestone events in any shipbuilding program, but today’s launch is particularly significant as it is the tenth EPF launch in less than seven years,” Capt. Scot […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen its newest expeditionary fast transport ship in a ceremony at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama, shipyard on February 24. The future USNS Burlington, designated T-EPF 10, will be the first ship in naval service to honor Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. The first Navy ship Burlington (PF-51) was named for Burlington, Iowa, […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled the names of new expeditionary fast transport (EPF) and littoral combat ships. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, announced on February 13 that the next Freedom and Independence variant littoral combat ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28), while a new expeditionary fast […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has officially received its ninth expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel – USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9). The shallow-draft, aluminium catamaran was delivered to the navy by shipbuilder Austal on December 19. EPFs are capable of intra-theater personnel and cargo transport and provide combatant commanders high-speed sealift mobility enabling the transport of […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s ninth expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9) was launched in Mobile, Alabama, on June 7. Prior to her launch, USNS City of Bismarck was rolled out of her assembly bay onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard which helped the […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Construction on the U.S Navy’ next expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck officially started with a keel laying ceremony on January 18. The ceremony was held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard during which former North Dakota District Court Judge Robert Wefald served as keel authenticator. US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that EPF 9 would […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal marked the start of fabrication work on the U.S. Navy’s eleventh expeditionary fast transport USNS Puerto Rico on January 18. On the same day, the keel was authenticated for the EPF 9, USNS City of Bismarck. The start of construction on Puerto Rico signifies the procurement of materials and components, and the shipyard’s ability to […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy is scheduled to launch its newest expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Yuma during a ceremony this weekend at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. According to Wilhelmsen Ships Service, the roll out and launching of the EPF 8 will cause partial blockage of the Mobile River on or about Friday, September 16. The USNS Yuma was […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Combat Logistics Regiment 25 and Navy Beach Group Two conducted a month-long Maritime Prepositioning Force Exercise-14 (MPFEX 14) during the month of August at Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island in Jacksonville, Fla.   The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group Two led the exercise, which feeds into BOLD ALLIGATOR 2014, a large-scale amphibious […]

  • 22 July 2013

      A Russian Pacific Fleet supply vessel rescued a North Korean schooner in the Sea of Japan and brought it in to the port of Nakhodka… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, July 22, 2013  

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines participated in a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) training event during amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz at Naval Amphibious Base June 13. The MPF training event tested logistics capabilities of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and proficiency in moving supplies and equipment ashore from a ship at sea. MPF ships are stationed around […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Fleet (PF) destroyer Marshall Shaposhnikov moored at Iranian port Bandar Abbas, reported… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 24, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 5 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Having completed the visit to Indian port of Mumbai, Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit held the INDRA-2012 exercise in the… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 5, 2012; Image: Vladivostok

  • 3 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Before beginning of the new training year, Pacific Fleet (PF) Military Council convened to assess the fleet’s combat… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 3, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 29 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit led by Rear Admiral Vladimir Vdovenko and consisting of destroyer Marshall Shaposhnikov… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 29, 2012

  • 22 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit continues the long-range cruise in order to attend international anti-piracy… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 22, 2012; Image: Flot