Expeditionary fast transport USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3)

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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:
9 677 519
MMSI:
369 469 000

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 Millinocket (T-EPF-3), (formerly JHSV-3), (ex-Fortitude) is the third Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport, which is part of the United States Military Sealift Command and was built in Mobile, Alabama.

On 30 May 2012, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced in Fall River, Massachusetts that the third Expeditionary Fast Transport, previously having been named Fortitude by the United States Army before the transfer of the EPF program to the Navy, would be named USNS Millinocket. Since the ship will be operated by the Military Sealift Command and not the United States Navy itself, it will carry the USNS designation and not USS. The ship is the second U.S. Navy vessel to be named Millinocket (after the town in Maine), the first being a freighter sunk by a U-boat in 1942.

In 2016 Millinocket will transport items to test with Fort Worth the LCS expeditionary maintenance capability.

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