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USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4)
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USNS Fall River (T-JHSV-4) (2013 - 2015)


JHSV-1 Class High-speed Catamaran:
  • Laid down, 20 May 2013, by Austal USA in Mobile, AL.
  • Christened, 11 January 2014
  • Launch date unknown
  • Delivered, 16 September 2014
    Specifications:
    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)
    Propulsion
    four MTU 20V8000 M71L Diesel engines
    four ZF 60000NR2H reduction gears
    four Wartsila WLD 1400 SR waterjets

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    USNS Fall River (JHSV-4)
    Fall River 932k Underneath view of Fall River (JHSV-4) at Austal USA Yard, Mobile, AL.
    Photo by Christopher P. Cravas from Intercepts Defensenews.com
    Robert Hurst
    Fall River 223k Overhead view of Fall River (JHSV-4) underway in late July 2014 during acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Photo US Navy photo.
    Lee Wahler
    Fall River 1893k USNS Fall River (T-JHSV-4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship's trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River major systems.
    US Navy photo # 140725-N-EW716-001 GULF OF MEXICO (July 25, 2014)
    Lee Wahler
    Fall River 228k USNS Fall River (T-JHSV-4), USNS Choctaw County (T-JHSV-2) and USNS Spearhead (T-JHSV-1) moored at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
    US Navy photo # 150522-N-CX372-094 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 22, 2015) by Brian Suriani.
    Lee Wahler
    Fall River
    170307-N-OU129-035
    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (March 7, 2017)
    138k USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) arrives in Hambantota to participate in Pacific Partnership 2017 mission stop Sri Lanka. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for man made and natural disasters.
    US Navy photo #'s 170307-N-OU129-035 HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (March 7, 2017),
    170307-N-OU129-075 HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (March 7, 2017) and
    170307-N-OU129-157 HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (March 7, 2017) by MC2 Joshua Fulton.
    Lee Wahler
    Fall River
    170307-N-OU129-075
    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (March 7, 2017)
    202k
    Fall River
    170307-N-OU129-157
    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (March 7, 2017)
    105k
    Fall River 163k USNS Fall River (T-JHSV-4) arrives in Da Nang Tien Sa Port to participate in Pacific Partnership 2017 Da Nang. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for man made and natural disasters.
    US Navy photo # 170508-N-OU129-078 DA NANG, Vietnam (May 8, 2017) by MC2 Joshua Fulton.
    Lee Wahler

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    U. S. Navy Fact File - Expeditionary Fast Transport
    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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