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USNS Guam (HST-1)


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 Alakai
  • Placed in service between Honolulu and Maui in December 2007, suspended in March 2009
  • Acquired by the Maritime Administration in 2010
  • Acquired by the US Navy Military Sealift Command in May 2012
  • Placed in service as USNS Guam (HST-1)
  • Current Disposition, in service Military Sealift Command (MSC), contract operated (HMS Global Marine)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,646 t.
    Length 373'
    Beam 78'
    Draft 12'
    Speed 35kts
    Complement 13 to 18 contract mariners
    Propulsion MTU Friedrichshafen engines using waterjet propulsion

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    Commercial Service
    Guam 23k Hawaii Superferry Alakai docking at Honolulu, 30 June 2007. Wikipedia
    Guam 443k Aerial view of the Hawaii Superferry Alakai during its Open House on Kauai, 19 August 2007 Wikipedia
    USNS Guam (HST-1)
    Guam 272k USNS Guam (HST-1) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy HMS Global Marine
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS History currently available for USNS Guam (HST-1) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Hawaii Superferry
    Images of Hawaii Superferry
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    Last Updated 22 March 2013