The first Burlington (PF-51) was named for the city in Iowa; the second (T-EPF-10) was named for the city in Vermont.
(T-EPF-10: displacement 2,460; length 338'; beam 93'; draft 13'; speed 21 knots; complement 22, troop capacity 312; aircraft landing pad for 1 Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk; class Spearhead)
On 20 December 2012, the Navy awarded Austal USA the contract to build joint high speed vessel Burlington (JHSV-10), subsequently reclassified to an expeditionary fast transport (T-EPF-10), at the company’s facility at Mobile, Ala.; was laid down on 26 September 2017; christened on 24 February 2018; sponsored by Mrs. Marcelle Leahy, wife of Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont; accomplished her builder’s trials on 5 July 2018; and completed her acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico in early August 2018.
The Military Sealift Command will operate the ship, which can embark a company of marines or soldiers. Burlington is a shallow draft aluminum catamaran that has a flight deck for helicopter operations, and a loading ramp to enable vehicles to quickly drive on and off the ship. The ramp is designed to accommodate the limited piers and quay walls often encountered in developing countries.
Detailed history pending.
Mark L. Evans
13 August 2018