The US Navy has taken delivery of its seventh expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Carson City (EPF 7), from an Austal-led team in a ceremony held at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

USNS Carson City is the second vessel delivered by Austal to the US Navy this month.

Austal CEO David Singleton said that the delivery of the latest EPF is further evidence of Austal USA’s success in efficient, modern shipbuilding and expertise in modular manufacturing.

"Our hard working, highly skilled workforce continues to deliver on this important programme."

Singleton said: "Our hard working, highly skilled workforce continues to deliver on this important programme, which is redefining naval capability and exceeding stakeholder expectations around the globe."

The 338ft-long shallow draft aluminium catamaran vessel can be deployed to conduct multiple missions and features high volume, speed, and flexibility in its operation.

Austal is currently constructing three more EPFs at its Mobile shipyard under a $1.6bn block-buy ten-ship contract for the US Navy.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) is scheduled to be christened this summer, following which it will be launched.

The first aluminium was cut for USS Burlington (EPF 10) earlier this month, while modules for the City of Bismarck (EPF 9) are currently under construction at Austal’s module manufacturing facility (MMF).

Image: Representatives during the delivery ceremony of USNS Carson City (EPF 7). Photo: courtesy of Austal.