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USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)

- Military Sealift Command -
- formerly JHSV 1 -




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)


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Crew List:

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.


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The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SPEARHEAD at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Penn., on May 27, 2022.



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