After the first ever call from a Spearhead-class some weeks ago, today we saw the second vessel visiting us, this time USNS Yuma T-EPF-8.
USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) is the eighth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport and operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. It is the fourth ship in naval service named after Yuma, Arizona.
The ship was christened on 20 August 2016 by ship’s sponsor Janet Napolitano and launched at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama on 17 September 2016. The Yuma completed acceptance trials on 26 January 2017 and its delivery was accepted by the U.S. Navy on 21 April 2017.