HSV 2 Swift

The High Speed Vessel Swift is moored in Port Antonio, Jamaica. The ship is deployed supporting Southern Partnership Station 2010, a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. (Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie)

The High Speed Vessel Swift is moored in Port Antonio, Jamaica. The ship is deployed supporting Southern Partnership Station 2010, a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. (Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie)

Lookin’ a little rough.

Comments

  1. It’s interesting that the Hsv-2 costs 1/20th the cost of a LCS but actually out performs it in terms of speed, endurance, matches it in terms of cargo capacity and can actually be operated via remote control. True it lacks a 57mm cannon, but that pop gun is basically useless anyways.

  2. Apparently it’s against the UCMJ to make the lower-enlisted paint the sides of ships nowadays…

  3. While there may be a good reason as to why the ship’s paint job is looking a bit rough, we really shouldn’t get into the habit of letting our ships look like those of the Russian Navy.

  4. The ship is not a Navy ship and there isn’t a deck dept, first off, secondly it’s made of aluminum and it uses chemicals other than paint on the skin of the ship, and for the record the 20 or so sealift mariners who run that ship, and maintain it’s material condition work harder and are more effeciant than a destroyer of over 300 sailors, this is coming from a navy active duty sailor with 9 deployments! HM1(SW/EXW) Reichl I know it’s easy to talk shit when you haven’t walk the walk.

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