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USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3)
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USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) (2012 - 2015)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - November - Kilo - Tango
NNKT
EPF-1 Class Expeditionary Fast Transport:
  • Laid down, 3 May 2012, by Austal USA in Mobile, AL.
  • Christened, 20 April 2013
  • Launch, 5 June 2013
  • Delivered, 25 March 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 Millinocket (JHSV-3)
    Millinocket 156k 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 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 Millinocket (JHSV-3) moored starboard side to, at her builders yard, Austral USA, Mobile, AL. in November 2013. Photo Barry Gerrard
    Millinocket 482k Millinocket (JHSV-3) at the Austal USA's fitting out pier.
    Photos by Christopher P. Cavas from Intercepts Defensenews.com
    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 (ESD-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 hovercraft, during the exercise.
    US Navy photo.
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 366k The Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) and USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) transit in formation off the coast of Southern California as part of a photo exercise for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 11 July 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian islands and southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S.
    US Navy Photo # 140711-N-FE250-139 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11 2014) by MMC Mark C. Schultz
    Robert Hurst
    Millinocket 220k A Stryker Armored Combat Vehicle is offloaded from USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 20 May 2015. Millinocket is the third of 10 joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transportation of troops and military equipment. Millinocket is currently on their first deployment, Pacific Partnership 2015. Now in its 10th iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 150520-N-WC566-307 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKMAN (May 20, 2015) by MC3 Gabrielle Joyner
    Robert Hurst
    Millinocket 229k A five-ton truck is offloaded from USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 20 May 2015
    US Navy photo # 150520-N-WC566-314 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKMAN (May 20, 2015) by MC3 Gabrielle Joyner
    Robert Hurst
    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
    Millinocket
    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
    Millinocket
    150527-N-BK290-598 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)
    1290k
    Millinocket
    150527-N-BK290-275 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)
    1402k
    USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3)
    Millinocket 178k an An I-Kiribati girl watches as USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) arrives in Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati in support of Pacific Partnership, 2 June 2015. Tarawa is the capital of the Republic of Kiribati, in the central Pacific Ocean and is the first country Millinocket will visit during Pacific Partnership 15.
    U.S. Navy photo # 150602-N-HY254-017 TARAWA, Republic of Kiribati (June 2 2015) by MCC Jonathan R. Kulp
    Robert Hurst
    Millinocket 138k an An I-Kiribati girl pose for a “selfie” as USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) arrives in Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati in support of Pacific Partnership, 2 June 2015.
    U.S. Navy photo # 150602-N-HY254-027 TARAWA, Republic of Kiribati (June 2 2015) by MCC Jonathan R. Kulp
    Robert Hurst
    Millinocket 233k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) arrives in Kolonia, Pohnpei, the Federated States of Micronesia, the ship's second stop of Pacific Partnership 2015. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region, providing medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary service 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 products.
    US Navy photo 150621-N-TW039-034 KOLONIA, Federated States of Micronesia (June 21, 2015) by LT. Laura Price
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 879k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) in port, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during Pacific Partnership 2015. Millinocket is serving as the secondary platform for Pacific Partnership, led by an expeditionary command element from the Navy's 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR) from Port Hueneme, CA. Now in its 10th iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region.
    US Navy photo 150710-N-MK341-015 HONIARA, Solomon Islands (July 10, 2015) by MC1 Carla Burdt.
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket
    150817-N-YF678-005 DA NANG, Vietnam (Aug. 17, 2015
    169k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) arrives in Vietnam. Vietnam is the fifth stop for Millinocket and embarked Task Force Forager. Millinocket and embarked Task Force Forager are serving as the secondary platform for Pacific Partnership, led by an expeditionary command element from the Navy's 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR) from Port Hueneme, CA.
    US Navy photo #'s 150817-N-YF678-005 DA NANG, Vietnam (Aug. 17, 2015), 150617-N-YF678-012 and 150817-N-YF678-017 DA NANG, Vietnam (Aug. 17, 2015) by LTjg. Elizabeth Feaster.
    150817-N-YF678-005 Tommy Trampp
    150817-N-YF678-012 Robert Hurst
    150817-N-YF678-017 Lee Wahler
    Millinocket
    150817-N-YF678-012 DA NANG, Vietnam (Aug. 17, 2015
    135k
    Millinocket
    150817-N-YF678-017 DA NANG, Vietnam (Aug. 17, 2015
    220k
    Millinocket 467k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) arrives in Vietnam on 17 August 2015.
    US Navy Photo.
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 182k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) arrives at Puerto Princesa, Philippines, 1 October 2016, to embark equipment and personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines in support of this year's iteration of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 33) 2016.
    US Navy photo # 161001-N-IX266-00 by Grady Fontana
    Robert Hurst
    Millinocket 248k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) under way in Subic Bay, Philippines, 18 June 2017.
    US Navy photo # 170618-N-ZW825-246 SUBIC BAY, Philippines (June 18, 2017) by MC1 Byron C. Linder.
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 287k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) arrives in Subic Bay, Philippines, 21 November 2017. Millinocket is assigned to Commander Destroyer Squadron 7 (COMDESRON SEVEN) in th U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, providing logistical solutions to the region's littorals and working hull-to-hull with partner navies to provide 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.
    US Navy photo # 171121-N-MB420-003 Subic Bay, Philippines (Nov. 21. 2017 by CAPT. Todd Kutkiewicz.
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 285k Marines assigned to the Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, disembark from USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) at Chuk Samet Port in Sattahip, Thailand, May 27, 2019. CARAT is designed to promote regional security, maintain and strengthen maritime partnerships, and enhance interoperability among participating forces.
    US Marine Corps photo # 190527-M-IG936-0019 SATTAHIP, Thailand (May 27, 2019) by Lance Cpl. Kaleb Martin
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 198k USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3), the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8) and the Royal Brunei Navy inshore patrol vessel KDB Syafaat (SYA-19) assemble in formation for a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei. This year marks the 25th iteration of CARAT, a multinational exercise designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies' abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 191029-N-FV739-0263 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2019) by MC2 Christopher A. Veloicaza
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket 242k The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8) and USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) break formation during a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei. This year marks the 25th iteration of CARAT, a multinational exercise designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies' abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 191029-N-FV739-0344 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2019) by MC2 Christopher A. Veloicaza
    Lee Wahler

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3 / T-EPF-3)
    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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