USNS YUMA is the 8th SPEARHEAD - class Expeditionary Fast Transport and the fourth ship in the Navy named after the city in Arizona.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 24, 2012|
|Keel laid: March 29, 2016|
|Launched: September 17, 2016|
|Delivered: April 21, 2017|
|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 YUMA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS YUMA Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the YUMA at New York City, NY., on May 27, 2017, one month after her delivery to the Navy.