USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10)

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USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10)
USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) pulls into Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story on 14 February 2019 - 1.jpg
USNS Burlington pulls into Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story
History
U.S.
Name: USNS Burlington
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: 20 December 2012[1]
Builder: Austal USA[1]
Laid down: 26 September 2017[1]
Launched: 1 March 2018[2]
Sponsored by: Marcelle Leahy
Christened: 24 February 2018[3]
In service: 15 November 2018[4]
Status: In active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Spearhead class expeditionary fast transport
Length: 103.0 m (337 ft 11 in)
Beam: 28.5 m (93 ft 6 in)
Draft: 3.83 m (12 ft 7 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 43 knots (80 km/h; 49 mph)
Troops: 312
Crew: Capacity of 41, 22 in normal service
Aviation facilities: Landing pad for medium helicopter

USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) is the tenth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport and operated by the Military Sealift Command.[1] It is the first ship in naval service named after Burlington, Vermont’s largest city.[5]

Burlington was christened on 24 February 2018 by ship's sponsor Marcelle Leahy[3][6] and launched at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama on 1 March 2018.[2] The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of Burlington on 15 November 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Burlington". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "USNS Burlington Launched" (Press release). United States Navy. 2 March 2018. NNS180302-05. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Austal USA Christens USNS Burlington (EPF 10)" (Press release). Austal USA. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Burlington" (Press release). United States Navy. 19 November 2018. NNS181119-06. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Navy Names Multiple Ships" (Press release). U.S. Department of Defense. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  6. ^ Edgemon, Erin. "Navy's newest ship, the future USNS Burlington, christened at Mobile shipyard" (24 February 2018). Retrieved 25 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) at Wikimedia Commons