GUAM-class high-speed transports Weapon Systems // Ships // Sealift/Maritime Prepositioning

Country of Origin: USA

The GUAM-class high-speed transport ships are former commercial vessels in service with the U.S. Navy. The high-speed catamarans were originally built for Hawaii Superferry by Austal USA, but were withdrawn from service and transferred initially to the U.S. Maritime Administration and later to the Navy. The class was built by Austal USA, which also built the SPEARHEAD-class expeditionary fast transports. Both vessels are aluminum-hulled catamarans. About approximately 70 percent of...


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