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Navy’s first Joint High-Speed Vessel to deploy Sunday

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Dec 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-27 15:25:40-05

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) – The Navy’s first Joint High-Speed Vessel will deploy from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on Sunday.

The USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) is scheduled to head to the U.S. Sixth Fleet’s area of responsibility.

There it will support partnership-building and maritime security efforts off the coast of West Africa and in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Spearhead is the first of 10 Joint High-Speed vessels planned for the Navy.

It’s a government vessel owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Military Sealift Command.

The Spearhead is capable of carrying up to 312 passengers.

The USNS Spearhead had her maiden deployment in January.

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