Expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8)

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Classification

Type:
type: Transport

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Austal USA
Operator:
Awarded:
Laid down:
Launched:
In service:
Status:
IMO number:
9 677 569
MMSI:
368 886 000

Ship measurements

Deadweight:
1515 t
Length:
103 m
Beam:
28.5 m
Draught:
3.83 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * MTU 20V8000 M71L diesel engines
  • 4 * ZF 60000NR2H reduction gears
Speed:
43 knots
Range:
1,200 nmi (1,400 mi; 2,200 km)

Crew

Complement:
46
Capacity:
358

Assets

Troops:
312
Capacity:

544 tonne

Boats & landing craft:

Can deploy various rigid hull inflatable boats

Armament:

4 * mounts for M2 .50 caliber machine guns

Aircraft:
  • Landing pad for a helicopter, up to CH-53 Super Stallion/CH-53K King Stallion
  • Parking and storage area for MH-60 Seahawk

USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) is the eighth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport and operated by the Military Sealift Command. It is the fourth ship in naval service named after Yuma, Arizona.

The ship was christened on 20 August 2016 by ship's sponsor Janet Napolitano and launched at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama on 17 September 2016. The Yuma completed acceptance trials on 26 January 2017 and its delivery was accepted by the U.S. Navy on 21 April 2017.

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