USNS Fall River – November 2, 2017

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USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) is the fourth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport, which is part of the United States Military Sealift Command.Fall River was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.

USNS Fall River
USNS Fall River

On 23 March 2010, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced in Fall River, Massachusetts that the fourth Expeditionary Fast Transport will be named USNS Fall River. Since the ship will be operated by the Military Sealift Command and not the United States Navy itself, it will carry the USNS designation and not USS.

The ship was christened on January 11, 2014 by First Lady of Massachusetts, Diane Bemus Patrick, at Austal USA’s Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.The ship was launched seven days later on the 16th of January.The Fall River completed acceptance trials on 25 July 2014. Following delivery and Final Contract Trials (FCT) later in the year, the Fall River was accepted into MSC service on 15 September 2014.

First Published: wikipedia.org

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