Expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9)

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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:
9 677 571
MMSI:
368 887 000

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 City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9), (formerly JHSV-9), (ex-Sacrifice) is the ninth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport and operated by the Military Sealift Command. The name was originally announced as Bismarck. It is the first ship in naval service named after Bismarck, North Dakota’s capital city.

The keel was laid on 18 January 2017. Former state Attorney General, long time Bismarck resident and retired Navy officer Robert O. Wefald represented North Dakota at the keel laying ceremony. He welded his initials into a steel plate, that would be welded into the ship.

On 7 June 2017, USNS City of Bismarck was launched at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. The City of Bismarck completed acceptance trials on 20 October 2017 and its delivery was accepted by the U.S. Navy on 19 December 2017.

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