Expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4)

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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:
9 677 521
MMSI:
367 864 000

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 Fall River (T-EPF-4) is the fourth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport, which is part of the United States Military Sealift Command (MSC). Fall River was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.

On 23 March 2010, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced in Fall River, Massachusetts that the fourth Expeditionary Fast Transport will be named USNS Fall River. Since the ship will be operated by the Military Sealift Command and not the United States Navy itself, it will carry the USNS prefix instead ofof USS.

The ship was christened on January 11, 2014 by First Lady of Massachusetts, Diane Bemus Patrick, at Austal USA's Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The ship was launched seven days later on the 16th of January. Fall River completed acceptance trials on 25 July 2014. Following delivery and Final Contract Trials (FCT) later in the year, Fall River was accepted into MSC service on 15 September 2014.

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