Austal Ltd is pleased to announce that Austal USA has christened the twelfth Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), at a ceremony held over the weekend at its state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama.
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26 Aug 2019
The first cut of metal for the future USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13) took place on August 19, 2019 at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
25 Aug 2019
USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship Aug. 22. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard following two days underway in the Gulf of Mexico.
30 Jan 2019
The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for its twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, Newport (EPF 12), at Austal USA’s shipyard., Jan. 29. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by Charlotte Dorrance Marshall, signing her initials into the keel plate.
01 Aug 2022
Naval News reached out to the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in July 2022 with various follow-up questions to published Naval News stories and also asked about the status of some future ships. NAVSEA replied with additional, if brief, information.
10 May 2022
The Royal Australian Navy, L3Harris, and Austal will convert the recently decommissioned patrol boat, HMAS Maitland, into an autonomous patrol boat.
13 Apr 2022
Austal USA hosted a curtain drop ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the company's state-of-the-art steel facility. The addition of steel shipbuilding capability compliments the company's well-established aluminium shipbuilding expertise.
10 Mar 2022
At the WEST 2022 Conference in San Diego, held mid-February, the U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday said that he would like a future naval force of over 500 manned and unmanned ships.