ATT
Posted: August 3, 2018 10:46 AM

Burlington Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

BurlingtonPhotoMOBILE, Ala. — The Navy's 10th expeditionary fast transport Burlington (T-EPF 10) successfully completed acceptance trials Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico, Naval Sea Systems Command said in an Aug. 3 release.

The ship successfully demonstrated the readiness of its equipment and systems for operations, both dockside and underway, for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard and will now begin preparations for delivery to the Navy later this year. 

“Acceptance trials are a major step towards delivering Burlington to the Navy,” said Capt. Scot Searles, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “The ship performed very well this week, which is a great reflection of the commitment of our industry and government team to delivering quality ships.”

EPFs are versatile, non-combatant vessels designed to operate in shallow-draft ports and waterways, increasing operational flexibility for a wide range of activities, including maneuver and sustainment, relief operations in small or damaged ports, flexible logistics support or as the key enabler for rapid transport.

They are capable of interfacing with roll-on/roll-off discharge facilities, as well as on/off-loading vehicles, such as a fully combat-loaded Abrams Main Battle Tank. Each vessel includes a flight deck to support day and night aircraft launch-and-recovery operations. Burlington will have airline-style seating for 312 embarked forces with fixed berthing for 104. Also under construction at Austal are future Puerto Rico (EPF 11) and Newport (EPF 12).



Navy League STEM Expo

Current Issue

Current Issue

Seapower Archives

Seapower Archives

Join Today!

Join Today!
Seapower app