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 capital 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)|
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.
USNS CITY OF BISMARCK Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning during open ship aboard USNS CITY OF BISMARCK as part of Fleet Week Baltimore, Md., on October 7, 2018.
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.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the CITY OF BISMARCK at Mare Island, Vallejo, Calif., on October 6, 2022.