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USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Romeo - India
EPF-1 Class Expeditionary Fast Transport:
  • Laid down, 9 August 2018, at Austal USA in Mobile, AL.
  • Christened USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11), 10 November 2018, at Austal USA Shipyard Mobile, AL.
  • Delivered and placed in service, 10 December 2019
    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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    Puerto Rico 337k A graphic representation of the future USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11)
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 161214-N-LV331-002 WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2016) illustration by PO1 Armando Gonzales
    Lee Wahler
    Puerto Rico 89k Christening, 10 November 2018, of Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11) by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Austal USA Shipyard Mobile, AL. Photos by Lee Wahler
    Puerto Rico 89k
    Puerto Rico 132k
    Puerto Rico 76k USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11) underway, soon after acceptance by the US Navy in December 2019. Lee Wahler
    Puerto Rico
    47k Military Sealift Commandís expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11) is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps during Resolute Dragon 21 in Japan, Dec 4-16. Resolute Dragon helps strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by refining procedures for bilateral command, control and coordination in a geographically distributed environment. Fast, agile and flexible, can support a wide range of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, theater security cooperation, maritime domain awareness and noncombatant evacuations.
    US Navy photo #s 211111-N-N1109-137, 211111-N-N1109-1191, 211111-N-N1109-1190, 211111-N-N1109-138, 211111-N-N1109-135
    Lee Wahler
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    USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF-11)
    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
    Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Program Overviews
    Aerospace & Defense Intelligence Report - Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)

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