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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.
    Length 349'
    Beam 78'
    Draft 12'
    Speed 35kts
    Complement 15 to 18 contract mariners
    Propulsion MTU Friedrichshafen engines using waterjet propulsion

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    Puerto Rico 94k Hawaii Superferry Huakai moored at Austal USA, Mobile, AL. in 2008. Wikipedia
    Puerto Rico 172k 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. Robert Hurst
    USNS Puerto Rico (T-HST-2)
    Puerto Rico 48k Puerto Rico (T-HST-2) moored pierside at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in August 2015 Ron Reeves

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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