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  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal Limited on May 5 announced it was awarded a US$18.5 million contract to procure long-lead-time materials for the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF 12), for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, water jets, stern ramp and other long-lead-time items, to support the detail design and construction of EPF 12. Chief […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US Navy’s new Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) USNS Brunswick has successfully completed Navy acceptance trials on October 23. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the sixth ship of the EPF class. The EPF class ships were formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). The ship’s trials included dockside testing […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal, the Australian-based shipbuilding company christened the Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Alabama, USA, on January 15. USNS Carson City is the seventh of 10 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF), formerly joint high speed vessels (JHSV), that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval shipbuilder Austal Limited announced January 15 that Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) was delivered to the U.S. Navy on January 14 during a ceremony aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The delivery of the USNS Brunswick (EPF 6) marks the first ship in its class Austal has delivered […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. Navy’s future expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (EPF 8) completed acceptance trials January 26 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico, the navy announced on February 7. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard after demonstrating the readiness of its equipment and system operations for the Navy’s Board of […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on November 9. “This ship honors the city of Newport, Rhode Island, and serves as a reminder of the contributions the community has and continues to make to […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has accepted delivery of its tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF 10) – the future USNS Burlington – from Austal USA. The vessel was delivered in a ceremony on November 15. Burlington was delivered as part of a US$1.9 billion contract for 12 vessels and is the fourth ship Austal has delivered to […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The newest US Navy expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ship will be named Cody, the US Navy Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. Named in honor of the city of Cody, Wyoming, future USNS Cody will be the first US Navy ship to bear the name. “The people of Cody are staunch supporters […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Future USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9), the ninth US Navy expeditionary fast transport vessel, completed builder’s trials on September 14 after spending two days in the Gulf of Mexico. Test conducted during the underway included calibration of communication and navigational systems, ship propulsion, ride control, and pollution control. Maneuverability trials tested the ship’s four steerable […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of the seventh expeditionary fast transport USNS Carson City during a ceremony held aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on June 24. This is the second vessel delivered by Austal USA to the U.S. Navy this month as just a day before, on June 23, the U.S. […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal a $248.8 million contract for the design and construction of another two expeditionary fast transport vessels, EPF 11 and EPF 12. Austal said that this amount included contracts for long-lead time materials that were previously announced. The new contract follows a 2008 block-buy contract for ten EPF and extends Austal’s total build […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has marked the construction start for its 10th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, Burlington (EPF 10), with a keel laying ceremony on September 26. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by William Pfister, vice president emeritus of Austal USA, by signing his initials into the […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to receive USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9), its ninth expeditionary fast transport ship, later this month. As one of the navy’s newest ship classes, the non-combatant EPFs provide warfighters with a ship that can be configured and reconfigured to take on any number of missions from its transport mission, to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Industry news

    In an effort to expand its business, shipbuilder Austal USA opens a new San Diego operations office.

  • 6 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual disaster response preparedness exercise Pacific Partnership began March 4 as US Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) got underway from Naval Base Guam to start the mission in Indo-Pacific. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted in the region. This year’s mission will be […]

  • 22 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport ship, USNS Trenton (EPF 5) departed the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on December 20 to begin its first operational deployment. The Spearhead-class vessel, built by Austal in Alabama, was launched in September 2014 and commissioned on April 13, 2015. Trenton was supposed to field the U.S. Navy’s […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Future USNS Carson City (EPF 7), the U.S. Navy’s next expeditionary fast transport ship successfully completed acceptance trials during an underway period in the Gulf of Mexico in late May. The Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) boarded Carson City for acceptance trials to examine and evaluate the ship for delivery to the U.S. […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) will be not be able to deploy for a scheduled mission in the Asia Pacific because of further maintenance requirements, the US Navy has announced. Fall River was set to take part in the humanitarian and disaster response-preparation mission Pacific Partnership but a pre-deployment inspection […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) are preparing for their deployment in 2016 to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Their aim will be to support the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station (APS). Sailors participated in a two-week training at the Navy Expeditionary Warfighting Development […]

  • 4 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket departed Makassar, Indonesia, on May 4, marking the US Navy’s first visit to the port. The port visit served to strengthen the US-Indonesia partnership while reinforcing mutual commitment to bilateral and multilateral exercises and future port visits in Indonesia, the navy said. “The US Navy’s first-ever visit to Makassar […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) got underway from Changi Naval Base, Singapore, to start a theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in Southeast Asia. Following flag-level staff talks between US and Republic of Singapore navies, the TSC patrol got underway on May 19 with 40 embarked staff members in a goodwill mission consisting of port […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) has wrapped up 28 days of repairs in Laem Chabang, Thailand. Fall River completed the critical maintenance on February 13, and is now able to continue theater security cooperation efforts in the region. “The ability to conduct voyage repairs in Laem Chabang represents the strong […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors and personnel embarked aboard expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) for exercise Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) departed Guam on March 19 en route to Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, which will be the first mission stop for USNS Brunswick. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is a major annual multilateral […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy christened its ninth expeditionary fast transport vessel, USNS City of Bismarck, during a ceremony at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard, on May 14. USNS City of Bismarck is the ninth of overall 12 EPF vessels Austal is contracted to build for the U.S. Navy. Austal USA has delivered eight EPF so far, with five now […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, USNS Yuma (EPF 8) during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard on Saturday, August 20. What made this christening ceremony special is the fact that it was held beneath the ship’s hull with guests seated between the two hulls of the catamaran. USNS Yuma is […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission Pacific Partnership 2017 (PP17) arrived in Kuching, Malaysia, April 14, aboard expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) . As the second and main mission stop in Malaysia, and the third mission stop overall, activities in Kuching have kicked off the large focus on humanitarian aid and […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal USA was awarded a $53.4 million contract to procure long-lead materials for the 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears, and other long-lead time items. Austal’s EPF program is steadily maturing with five ships delivered and three more under […]