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USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9)

- Military Sealift Command -
- formerly JHSV 9, formerly BISMARCK, formerly SACRIFICE -




USNS CITY OF BISMARCK is the 9th SPEARHEAD - class Expeditionary Fast Transport. Originally named SACRIFICE, her name was subsequently changed to BISMARCK and finally to CITY OF BISMARCK, making her the first ship in the Navy named after the captal city of North Dakota.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 24, 2012
Keel laid: January 18, 2017
Launched: June 7, 2017
Delivered: December 19, 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)


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS CITY OF BISMARCK. 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 USNS CITY OF BISMARCK at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., on September 1, 2019.



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows USNS CITY OF BISMARCK at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on November 8, 2019.



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