UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) expeditionary transport ship entered the Black Sea, said the Bosphorus Observer , which tracks ships passing through the Bosphorus.
This ship enters the Black Sea for the third time this year.
Third time on the Bosphorus in 2019: @MSCSealift Spearhead class fast expedition transport ship USNS Yuma T-EPF-8 transited Bosphorus towards the Black Sea. @BenKendim1 video: https://t.co/Gd63p6VRGu pic.twitter.com/9Cr3j9OJMZ
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) September 14, 2019
USNS Yuma is a Spearhead class high-speed vessel. These are multi-purpose non-combatant ships designed for the rapid transfer of troops, cargo and military equipment, including M1 Abrams tanks, supplying units and carrying out humanitarian rescue operations.
The flight deck allows you to operate the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. The armament consists of four heavy machine guns M2.
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