USNS SPEARHEAD is the lead ship of the SPEARHEAD - class of Expeditionary Fast Transports and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 13, 2008|
|Keel laid: July 22, 2010|
|Launched: September 12, 2011|
|Delivered: December 5, 2012|
|Builder: Austal USA, Mobile, Al.|
|Propulsion system: four MTU 20V8000 M71L diesel engines, four ZF 60000NR2H reduction gears|
|Propellers: four Wartsila WLD 1400 SR waterjets|
|Length: 337.9 feet (103 meters)|
|Beam: 93.5 feet (28.5 meters)|
|Draft: 12.5 feet (3.83 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 2,460 tons full load|
|Speed: 43 knots|
|Aircraft: helicopter platform only|
|Capacity: 312 troops, 600 short tons, 20,000 square feet|
|Armament: four M2 .50caliber machine guns|
|Crew: 22 civilian mariners (up to 42 crew possible)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS SPEARHEAD. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS SPEARHEAD Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the SPEARHEAD at Colonna's Shipyard at Norfolk, Va., on December 7, 2019.
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SPEARHEAD at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Penn., on May 27, 2022.