Austal USA delivers Spearhead-class EPF Puerto Rico

USNS Puerto Rico

Austal USA delivered the expeditionary fast transport (EPF) USNS Puerto Rico to the US Navy on Tuesday, December 10.

The aluminium catamaran vessel has a length of 103 metres, a beam of 28.5 metres, a draught of 3.83 metres, a crew of 41, and capacity for up to 312 troops and two helicopters. Four MTU 20V8000 M71L diesel engines deliver a maximum speed of 43 knots.

Puerto Rico is the 11th Spearhead-class EPF built by Austal USA for the US Navy.

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