USNS PUERTO RICO is the 11th SPEARHEAD - class Expeditionary Fast Transport and the third ship in the Navy to bear the name.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: September 15, 2016|
|Keel laid: August 9, 2018|
|Delivered: December 10, 2019|
|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 PUERTO RICO. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS PUERTO RICO Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PUERTO RICO under construction at Austal USA in Mobile, Al., on October 17, 2019.