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USNS Guam (HST-1)

HST-1 Class High-speed Catamaran:
  • An aluminum-hulled catamaran with drive-on / drive-off vehicle capability, built by Austal USA, Mobile AL. as the Hawaii Superferry Alakai
  • Placed in service between Honolulu and Maui in December 2007, suspended in March 2009
  • Acquired by the Maritime Administration in 2010
  • Transferred to the US Navy Military Sealift Command in May 2012, designated (HST-1)
  • Current Disposition, in reserve
    Displacement 1,646 t.
    Length 373'
    Beam 78'
    Draft 12'
    Speed 35kts
    Complement 13 to 18 contract mariners
    Propulsion MTU Friedrichshafen engines using waterjet propulsion

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    Merchant Service
    Guam 264k Aerial view of the Hawaii Superferry Alakai underway during sea trials in 2007. photo courtesy Austal USA. Robert Hurst
    Guam 23k Hawaii Superferry Alakai docking at Honolulu, 30 June 2007. Wikipedia
    Guam 443k Aerial view of the Hawaii Superferry Alakai during its Open House on Kauai, 19 August 2007 Wikipedia
    USNS Guam (HST-1)
    Guam 272k USNS Guam (HST-1) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy HMS Global Marine
    Lee Wahler
    Guam 33k USNS Guam (HST-1) and Puerto Rico (HST-2) (not visible) moored pierside, date and location unknown Lee Wahler
    Guam 59k USNS Guam (HST-1) moored pierside, at the ex-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, March 2015. John Hummel
    Guam 219k
    Guam 191k USNS Guam (HST-1) moored pierside at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in August 2015 Ron Reeves
    Guam 274k USNS Guam (HST-1) departing Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, 5 October 2017, to conduct testing and evaluation.
    US Navy Photo # 171005-N-OH262-753 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Oct. 5, 2017) by Bill Mesta
    Lee Wahler
    Guam 210k U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, disembark the high-speed transport USNS Guam (HST-1) after arriving at the harbor at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, 7 December 2017. The Headquarters Squadron and Echo Company Marines stopped at MCAS Iwakuni while in transit to participate in exercise Forest Light. MCAS Iwakuni is the only Marine Corps installation that offers airport and seaport capabilities.
    US Marine Corps Photo # 171207-M-LP762-0005 YAMAGUCHI, Japan (Dec. 7, 2017) by Lance Cpl. Lauren Brune
    Lee Wahler

    USNS Guam (HST-1)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Hawaii Superferry
    Images of Hawaii Superferry
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