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Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) /
Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)

Vessel TypeExpeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) /
Joint High Speed Vessel
Material Aluminum
Hull Form Round bilge, bulbous bow, catamaran
Displacement 2,359 LT full load
Length 103.0m (337.9 ft)
Beam 28.5m (93.5 ft)
Draft 3.83m (12.57 ft)
MISSION BAY Open Unobstructed Mission Deck.
Area (with Tie-Downs) 1,863m2 (20,053 ft2)
Clear Height 4.75m (15.6 ft)
Turning Diameter 26.2m (86.0 ft)
ISO TEU Stations 6 Interface Panels
Payload 635MT
Crew 41 Single SR 2
Double SR 6
Quad SR 7
Troop Seats 312 Troops at 5.25 ft seating pitch airline style seating
Troop Berths Permanent 104
Temporary 46
Gallery & Messing 48
Propulsion Proven MTU 8000 engines as used on LCS and Hawaii Superferry
Main Engines 4 x MTU 20V8000 M71L Diesel Engines
4 x 9.1 MW
Gearboxes 4 x ZF 60000NR2H Reduction Gears
Waterjets 4 x Wartsila WLD 1400 SR
Actual [2018]31.0 knots
Average 35.0 knots @ 90% MCR with 635 mt (700 st) payload
Maximum 43 knots without payoad
Range requirements 400 nm [725 km] Okinawa to Taiwan
550 nm [1000 km] Okinawa to Pusan
1125 nm [2275 km] Guam to Okinawa
1485 nm [2750 km] Guam to Taiwan
1550 nm [2900 km] Guam to Pusan
Actual [2018]858 nautical miles
Range - Maximum Transit 1200 nm
Range - Self - Deployment 5600 nm
Survival Through SS - 7
AVIATION FACILITIES CH-53E capable flight deck NAVAIR Level 1 Class 2 Certified Flight Deck for one helicopter
Canterline parking area for one helicopter
NAVAIR Level 1 class 4 type 2 Certified VERTREP
Helicopter Control Station
AUXILIARY SYSTEMS Superior Motion Characteristics
Active Ride Control
Transcom Interceptors
Active motion control system with 4 control surfaces
Foils: 3.24m2 (34.9ft2)each, forward on inboard sides of demi-hulls
Vehicle Ramp Proven Austere Loading Ramp Arrangement
Supports M1A2 Abrams tanks
Articulated Slewing Stern Ramp
Straight aft to 45o Starboard
Telescoping Boom Crane
12.3 mt @ 15m, 18.2 mt @ 10m
(13.6 Lt @ 49.2 ft, 20.1 Lt @ 32.8 ft

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