Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Newport

September 3, 2020 – The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), Sep. 2. EPFs are designed to operate in shallow waterways and are capable of a wide range of activities. The vessels are versatile, non-combatant, transport ships that are being used for high-speed transportation of troops, military vehicles, and equipment.…

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USNS Newport Completes Integrated Sea Trials

August 3, 2020 – The U.S. Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30. Integrated Trials combine Builder’s and Acceptance Trials, allowing for the shipyard to demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey the operational capability and mission readiness of all the ship’s systems during a single underway…

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