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USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3)

JHSV-1 Class High-speed Catamaran:
  • Laid down, 3 May 2012, by Austal USA in Mobile, AL.
  • Christened, 20 April 2013
  • Launch, 5 June 2013
  • Delivered, 25 March 2014
    Displacement 1,670 t.(lt), 2,362 t. (fl)
    Length 337' 11"
    Beam 93' 6"
    Draft 12' 7"
    Speed 43 kts
    Complement 22 Civilian Mariners, capable of 42
    Troop Capacity
    104 embarked force berths
    312 embarked seating capacity
    Cargo Capacity 600 short tons in 20,000 sq. ft.
    Aircraft Capacity two helicopters (one medium folded in helo parking area and one on deck)
    four MTU 20V8000 M71L Diesel engines
    four ZF 60000NR2H reduction gears
    four Wartsila WLD 1400 SR waterjets

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    Millinocket 156k USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) being rolled out of its building shed, 4 June 2013. The ship was transferred to a floating drydock, which was towed out to deeper water in Mobile Bay. There, the dock was flooded down, the JHSV floated off, and tugs towed the incomplete vessel back to the shipyard for final fitting out. Photo courtesy Austal USA. Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 135k USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) being maneuvered on the barge, 4 June 2013 during the launch procedure. At left is USNS Choctow County (JHSV 2) is at left, readying for her delivery on June 6. Photo courtesy Austal USA. Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 244k USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) moored starboard side to, at her builders yard, Austral USA, Mobile, AL. in November 2013. Photo Barry Gerrard
    Millinocket 482k USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) at the Austal USA's fitting out pier.
    Photos by Christopher P. Cavas from Intercepts
    Robert Hurst
    Millinocket 617k
    Millinocket 715k
    Millinocket 265k An artist rendering shows the Office of Naval Research-funded electromagnetic railgun installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3). The railgun is a long-range weapon that launches projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is currently undergoing testing at Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren Division. (U.S. Navy photo illustration).
    US Navy photo # 140313-N-ZZ999-101 WASHINGTON (March 13, 2014)
    Robert M. Cieri
    Millinocket 370k USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) (foreground) passes USNS Montford Point (MLP-1) in preparation for the seabasing portion of Culebra Koa 2015 off the coast of Hawaii. As a floating port at sea, the Montford Point will conduct skin-to-skin testing with USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) and Millinocket and will also include practice supply deliveries to Marine Corps Training Area Bellows by Marine Corps hovercrafts, during the exercise.
    US Navy photo.
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 1528k USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) under way in the Pacific Ocean for Pacific Partnership 2015. Now in its tenth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions have provided medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. Additionally, Pacific Partnership has provided critical infrastructure development to host nations through the completion of more than 180 engineering projects.
    US Navy photo 150527-N-BK290-790 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015) by MCC Christopher E. Tucker.
    Lee Wahler
    150527-N-BK290-816 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)
    1519k USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) and the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) transit the Pacific Ocean during Pacific Partnership 2015.
    US Navy photos 150527-N-BK290-816 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015), 150527-N-BK290-598 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015) and 150527-N-BK290-275 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015) by MCC Christopher E. Tucker.
    Lee Wahler
    150527-N-BK290-598 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)
    150527-N-BK290-275 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3)
    history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    U.S. Navy Fact File - Joint High Speed Vessel - JHSV
    Ship Characteristics
    Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Program Overviews
    Aerospace & Defense Intelligence Report - Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
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