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USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Mike - Yankee - Alpha
EPF-1 Class Expeditionary Fast Transport:
  • Laid down, 29 March 2016, by Austal USA in Mobile, AL.
  • Christened, 22 August 2016
  • Launched, 17 September 2016
  • Completed acceptance trials, 26 January 2017
  • Accepted by the Navy, 21 April 2017
    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)
    four MTU 20V8000 M71L Diesel engines
    four ZF 60000NR2H reduction gears
    four Wartsila WLD 1400 SR waterjets

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    Yuma 71k Yuma (T-EPF-8)ís sponsor, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, headlined the group of Austal officials, naval guests, civic leaders, community members and Austal employees who attended the ceremony beneath the hull of the ship in Austalís final assembly bay.
    Photo Courtesy Austal USA in Mobile
    Lee Wahler
    Yuma 75k Yuma (T-EPF-8) under way during sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, circa January-April 2017
    Photo Courtesy Austal USA in Mobile
    Lee Wahler
    Yuma 323k USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) moored at Ponta Delgada, Azores Island in July 2018 Photos by Carlos Manuel Estrela
    Yuma 195k
    Yuma 423k USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) moored in the port of Keratsini, Greece, 16 August 2018 Photo by George Haralampides
    306k USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) tying up at British Naval Base Gibraltar, date unknown. Photo by John Spivey

    USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8)
    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

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