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USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9)


EPF-1 Class Expeditionary Fast Transport:
  • Laid down, 18 January 2017, by Austal USA in Mobile, AL.
  • Christened, 13 May 2017
  • Launched, 8 June 2017
  • Completed builders trials in September 2017
  • Delivered and accepted by the US Navy 19 December 2017
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,670 t.(lt)
    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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    City of Bismarck 212k Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9) moors at Naval Air Station Key West's Mole Pier to pick up supplies while on a routine cruise. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels.
    US Navy photo # 180213-N-SX614-016 KEY WEST, Florida (Feb. 13, 2018) by MC2 Cody R. Babin
    Lee Wahler
    City of Bismarck
    180426-N-OH262-0323
    220k USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9) departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va. City of Bismarck is under way performing regional training, testing and evaluations.
    US Navy photo #'s 180426-N-OH262-0323 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (April 26, 2018) and 80426-N-OH262-0348 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (April 26, 2018) by Bill Mesta
    Lee Wahler
    City of Bismarck
    180426-N-OH262-0348
    246k

    USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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)
    WikiVisualy-Spearhead-Class Expeditionary Fast Transport
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