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WESTPAC EXPRESS theater logistic vessel (2001)


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Westpac Express 2001

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
HSV4676 Westpac Express   Austal, Fremantle, Australia     7.2001 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t1300
Displacement full, t2050
Length, m

86.0 pp 101.0 oa

Breadth, m

26.7

Draught, m

4.20

No of shafts4 waterjets
Machinery

4 Caterpillar 3618 diesels

Power, h. p.38600
Max speed, kts

40

Fuel, t

diesel oil 330

Endurance, nm(kts)1500(35)
Armament

none

Military load950 passengers, 100 vehicles
Electronic equipment2x radars
Complement 


Standard scale images


<i>Westpac Express </i>2010
Westpac Express 2010


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<i>Westpac Express </i>2001
Westpac Express 2001


Project history

750t deadweight. Chartered for two months in July 2001 but contract was extended. Used for transporting of Marine Corps personnel between Okinawa and Japanese ports. HSV4676 is the MSC accounting number, Westpac Express doesn't have an official USN hull number.

Wave-piercing catamaran-hulled design. Can carry up to 550t of vehicle cargo in addition to marines. Some 100 HMMWV vehicles or 251 automobiles can be stowed on the mezzanine deck, with 4 trucks and up to 12 UH-1-sized helicopters on the main deck. The ship may not be suitable for combat due to a lack of damaged stability and battle-control systems.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.