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Puerto Rico (T-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 T-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
Displacement 1,646 t.
Complement 15 to 18 contract mariners
Propulsion MTU Friedrichshafen engines using waterjet propulsion
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||Hawaii Superferry Huakai moored at Austal USA, Mobile, AL. in 2008.
||Hawaii Superferry Huakai moored at Austal USA shipyard along the Mobile River in Mobile, AL. The first Hawaii Superferry,
the Alakai, has already been delivered and is in operation. Photo taken from Cooper Riverside Park, by Altairisfar (real name unknown), 2008.
|USNS Puerto Rico (T-HST-2)
||Puerto Rico (T-HST-2) moored pierside at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in August 2015
There is no history available for Puerto Rico (T-HST-2) at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 13 June 2019
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