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Austal USA christens USNS ‘Yuma’
Thursday, 25 August 2016 14:57

Austal USA has christened the expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel USNS ‘Yuma’ at a ceremony held at the company’s Alabama, USA shipyard.

‘Yuma’ is the eighth of ten EPF that Austal USA is delivering under a contract with the US Navy valued in excess of US$1.6 billion.

The vessel is a 103-metre, shallow draught aluminium catamaran. It is a multi-mission, non-combatant transport vessel.

‘Yuma’ will ultimately join her sister EPF’s which were delivered over the last three years.

Three more EPF’s are currently under construction at Austal USA.