Saturday, June 10, 2017

Austal launches future USNS City of Bismarck EPF

The U.S. Navy’s ninth expeditionary fast transport vessel (EPF) USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9) was launched in Mobile, Alabama, on Jun. 7th. Prior to her launch, USNS City of Bismarck was rolled out of her assembly bay onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard which helped the EPF enter water. All of this takes place over the course of two days. (Source: navaltoday.com, 9-Jun-2017)