High-Speed Transport

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021

Description
The HST is an aluminum catamaran designed to be fast, flexible and maneuverable, even in austere port conditions, making the vessel ideal for transporting troops and equipment quickly. The 25,000-square-foot mission-bay area can be quickly reconfigured for any cargo requirement, from supporting disaster relief to transporting troops and equipment.
 
Background
Former Hawaii superferries acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Administration in 2012.
 
General Characteristics, High-Speed Transport
Length: 373/379 feet
Beam: 78 feet
Displacement: 1,646 tons, Speed, 33 knots
Draft: 12 feet
Crew: Civilian 15-18
Load: 24,500 square feet
Ships:
HST 1 USNS Guam 
HST 2 Formerly MV Alakai
 

Point of Contact
Military Sealift Command
Public Affairs

471 East C St.
Norfolk, VA 23511-2419

(757) 443-2839

 

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