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Puerto Rico (HST-2)


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 Huakai
  • Intended for service between Honolulu and Maui in December 2007, never placed in service by Hawaii Superferry
  • Acquired by the Maritime Administration in 2010
  • Transferred to the US Navy Military Sealift Command, designated HST-2
  • Current Disposition, in reserve
  • Leased for merchant service to Bay Ferries, Nova Scotia, Canada, 30 March 2016 for ferry service between Portland ME. and Yarmouth, NS
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,646 t.
    Length 349'
    Beam 78'
    Draft 12'
    Speed 35kts
    Complement 15 to 18 contract mariners
    Propulsion MTU Friedrichshafen engines using waterjet propulsion

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    Merchant Service
    Puerto Rico 94k Hawaii Superferry Huakai moored at Austal USA, Mobile, AL. in 2008. Wikipedia
    Puerto Rico 140k Bay Ferries "The Cat" ferry Alakai leaving Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 31 July 2016.
    Photo taken by Regan Murphy.
    Robert Hurst
    USNS Puerto Rico (T-HST-2)
    Puerto Rico 48k Puerto Rico (HST-2) moored pierside at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in August 2015 Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS History available for Puerto Rico (-HST-2) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Hawaii Superferry
    Images of Hawaii Superferry
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