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Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport 11 Completes First Integrated Trials at Sea

An expeditionary fast transport vessel Austal USA built for the U.S. Navy completed a series of builder's and acceptance trials Thursday. The future USNS Puerto Rico, designated EPF 11, returned to the company's shipyard after two days of integrated sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, the service branch said Monday.

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Unveils 3 New Vessel Names

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced the names of three vessels that include the first ship of a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines, a John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler and a commercial-based catamaran. The Defense Department said Wednesday the first SSBN vessel will be dubbed as USS Columbia while the John Lewis-class …

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