Friday, May 6, 2016
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – USNS Spearhead Returns Home Looking a Little Rough Around the Edges

The U.S. Navy’s USNS Spearhead (T-EFTP 1), crewed by civilian mariners from Military Sealift Command, returns to the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Virginia looking a little...

May 6, 2016
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

U.S. Navy’s New Fast Transport Ships Can’t Stand Buffeting From High Seas

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy is spending millions of dollars to repair new high-speed transport ships built by Austal Ltd. because their weak bows can’t stand buffeting...

January 14, 2016
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Fourth Joint High Speed Vessel

The Navy recently accepted delivery of the fourth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the future USNS Fall River, from Austal USA.  This ceremony was marked on September 15th, following completion...

September 17, 2014
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Monday, February 3, 2014
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Will Black-Hulled Ships Become the U.S. Navy’s New Best Friend?

Fiscal austerity is here to stay, commented Rear Admiral Thomas Shannon, Commander of the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) while speaking at a meeting of the Washington, DC...

February 3, 2014
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

U.S. Navy’s First JHSV Departs on Maiden Deployment

The U.S. Navy's first joint high-speed vessel departed Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story in Virginia Thursday on its maiden deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

January 16, 2014
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
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LCS 4 Completes U.S. Navy Acceptance Trials

Austal Shipbuilding announced today that their second Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, the Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on August 23, 2013. As the last significant milestone prior...

August 29, 2013
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ship Photos of The Day – U.S. Navy’s JHSV-1 Hits 40 Knots

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) this week conducted high-speed trials off the coast of Virginia, reaching speeds of approximately 40 knots.

August 22, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Austal and Sembawang Shipyard Announce Strategic Partnership

Austal Shipbuilding and and Singapore-based Sembawang Shipyard have announced a strategic partnership aimed at providing life-cycle services specifically tailored to the US Navy’s fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and Joint High Speed...

January 27, 2013
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Military Sealift Command Accepts Delivery of First JHSV

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command on Wednesday accepted delivery of the Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel (JHSV), USNS Spearhead, at Austal Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. MSC will own and...

December 6, 2012
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Austal Shipbuilding Rolls out the USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) [IMAGES]

On Monday, with support from BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard and Berard Transportation, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of the recently christened USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)....

October 3, 2012
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
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US Navy to Christen Austal-Built JHSV 2 Choctaw County

On Saturday, the US Navy will christen the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Choctaw County, named for three U.S. counties, located in Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma, which share the county’s...

September 13, 2012
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Friday, April 27, 2012
JHSV Sea Trials

“Hauling the Mail”… Austal Left Grinning After Sea Trials of JHSV 1 [IMAGES]

USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the innovative high-speed catamaran transport ship under construction by shipbuilder Austal in Mobile, Alabama, successfully completed Builder’s Sea Trials (BST) on April 19 in the Gulf...

April 27, 2012
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Sunday, March 18, 2012
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St. Paddy’s Day was Good for Austal Shipbuilding, Two More Littoral Combat Ships Confirmed

Austal Shipbuilding had plenty of reason to drink green beer this weekend following the US Navy’s confirmation of two more orders for Austal USA-built Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The US$691 million contract...

March 18, 2012
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Engineering News

U.S. Navy Orders JHSV 8 and 9 from Austal

Austal said today that the U.S. Navy has exercised contract options calling for the construction of the two additional Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSVs) worth an added $320 million.  The...

February 26, 2012
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
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US Navy Orders More Warships From Austal

MELBOURNE (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Navy has ordered two more Joint High Speed Vessels from Australian shipbuilder Austal Ltd. (ASB.AU) as part of a 10-vessel program potentially worth more than US$1.6 billion,...

June 30, 2011
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Army transfers civilian crewed joint high speed vessels to Navy

The Department of Defense announced today that the departments of the Navy and Army signed a Memorandum of Agreement May 2 transferring all five of the Army’s Joint High Speed...

May 6, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Austal breaks ground on three new Alabama facilities

Austal USA held a combined groundbreaking ceremony today, to celebrate the start of work on three new facilities including Phase 2 of the Modular Manufacturing Facility (MMF); a new office...

April 1, 2011
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Austal Commences Construction on JHSV 2

Less than one year after beginning fabrication of Spearhead (JHSV 1), Austal has commenced construction on Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second of up to ten, 103-meter Joint High Speed...

September 29, 2010
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