When it comes to the USA Navy, there might not be a group with a cooler bunch of toys that serve as war machines and this HSV 2 Swift is no exception.
This monster measures over 300-feet and can reach speeds of up to 52mph! That’s moving for something this large that can store so much cargo!
HSV-2 Swift is a non-commissioned, hybrid catamaran originally leased by the USA Navy as a mine countermeasures and sea basing test platform. She is now privately owned and operated by Sealift Inc. and chartered to the United States Navy Military Sealift Command. She is primarily used for fleet support and humanitarian partnership missions. The HSV stands for “High Speed Vessel”, and its home port is Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia. The vessel has two CONMAR crews that typically rotate every three months to keep the ship deployed eleven months per year. Swift is the fourth Incat-built high-speed wave piercing catamaran to enter military service. It is a wave-piercing, aluminum-hulled, commercial catamaran with military enhancements, such as a helicopter flight deck, strengthened vehicle deck, small boat and unmanned vehicle launch and recovery capability, and an enhanced communications suite. It features a new, modular design, which will allow the ship to be refitted to support any mission without requiring long shipyard periods.
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