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Spearhead

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No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
HSV1, 9.2015- T-EPF1 Spearhead   Austal USA, Mobile 22.7.2010 12.9.2011 5.12.2012 in service (2019)
HSV2, 9.2015- T-EPF2 Choctaw County (ex-Vigilant)   Austal USA, Mobile 8.11.2011 1.10.2012 6.6.2013 in service (2019)
HSV3, 9.2015- T-EPF3 Millinocket (ex-Fortitude)   Austal USA, Mobile 3.5.2012 5.6.2013 21.3.2014 in service (2019)
HSV4, 9.2015- T-EPF4 Fall River   Austal USA, Mobile 20.5.2013 16.1.2014 15.9.2014 in service (2019)
HSV5, 9.2015- T-EPF5 Trenton (ex-Resolute)   Austal USA, Mobile 10.3.2014 30.9.2014 13.4.2015 in service (2019)
T-EPF6 Brunswick   Austal USA, Mobile 2.12.2014 19.5.2015 14.1.2016 in service (2019)
T-EPF7 Carson City (ex-Courageous)   Austal USA, Mobile 31.7.2015 20.1.2016 24.6.2016 in service (2019)
T-EPF8 Yuma   Austal USA, Mobile 29.3.2016 17.9.2016 21.4.2017 in service (2019)
T-EPF9 City of Bismarck (ex-Bismarck, ex-Sacrifice)   Austal USA, Mobile 18.1.2017 7.6.2017 19.12.2017 in service (2019)
T-EPF10 Burlington   Austal USA, Mobile 26.9.2017 1.3.2018 15.11.2018 in service (2019)
T-EPF11 Puerto Rico   Austal USA, Mobile 9.8.2018 2018 2019 building (2019)
T-EPF12 Newport   Austal USA, Mobile 2018 2019 2020 building (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t1515
Displacement full, t2400
Length, m

103.0

Breadth, m

28.5

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts4 waterjets
Machinery

4 MTU 20V 8000 M71 diesels

Power, h. p.49500
Max speed, kts

45 (35 full load)

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)4700(25)
Armament

provision for 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, helicopter deck

Military load416 passengers, 635 t of cargo
Electronic equipment2x radars
Complement22


Standard scale images


<i>Spearhead </i>2015
Spearhead 2015


Graphics


<i>Spearhead</i>
Spearhead


Project history

The JHSV (Joint Hight Speed Vessel) class merged two proposed logistics efforts consisting of the army's theatre support  vessel and the navy's high-speed connector to create a joint army-navy program for ships able to conduct rapid intratheatre transport of combat-ready units. Five of the first ten hulls were to have assigned to army, and five to Military Sealift Command. In May 2011 army agreed to transfer its five ships to the navy, which operates them under the MSC with civilian crew. Catamaran hull, aluminium construction. Payload capacity is 635t. The flight deck is enough to operate single CH-53E helicopter.  Usable cargo area for vehicles is 1800m². Stern loading ramp is able to support M1A2 Abrams MBT. As the predecessors, these ships have no combat system capabilities other than 4 12.7mm MG.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.