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US Navy vessel JHSV 6 christened at Austal's shipyard

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Joint High Speed Vessel 4 (JHSV 4). An Austal photo.

MOBILE, ALABAMA (BNS): Austal on Monday celebrated the christening of USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6).

USNS Brunswick is the sixth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship block-buy contract worth over $1.6 billion.

JHSV 6, a 338-foot shallow draft aluminum catamaran, is a multi-mission, non-combatant transport vessel characterized by its high volume, high speed, and flexibility.

It is the fourth ship to be named Brunswick after the seaport city located on the southeast coast of Georgia.

Brunswick will soon join her sister JHSV's that have been delivered over the last two-and-a-half years including USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) which is deep into her second deployment since she was delivered in 2012.

Three JHSVs and seven Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are currently under construction in Austal's Mobile, Ala. shipyard. The company is scheduled to launch JHSV 6 before the end of the month, while the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) prepares for its acceptance sea trials later this summer.


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