31 Mar '15, 9pm

Milestone reached for the #USNavy's newest versatile, non-combatant #JHSV - USNS Trenton: @MSCSealift

MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- The joint high speed vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) completed acceptance trials at the Austal USA shipyard March 13, the Navy announced March 24. The week-long trials were held in the Gulf of Mexico and overseen by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). INSURV worked alongside the shipyard to demonstrate the ship's equipment and system operation to ensure it is ready for delivery and fulfills all contractual requirements. "Trenton performed very well during these trials, said Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Manager Capt. Henry Stevens. "The rigorous testing each ship undergoes ensures the Navy receives the most capable and mission ready asset at delivery." JHSVs are versatile, non-combatant ships capable of transporting 600 short tons 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots. They are equipped with airline style seating fo...

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