First a picture:
Notice the ship in the background. It’s the HSV-2 Swift, mentioned a number of times previously on MO. The Swift is leased by the US Navy and is currently attached to the Military Sealift Command. For a number of images showing the Swift’s rear RORO ramp, check out this post.
In November, shipbuilder Austal won a contract to built at least 10 joint high speed vessels, five for the Navy, five for the Army, and possibly more to follow.
Austal’s design is based on that of the Westpac Express (HSV-4676), not the Swift (which was built by Incat.)
Murdoc likes this move.