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|Joint Venture (IX-532)
|450k||The high-speed experimental research vessel Joint Venture (HSV-X1) transits the channel leading to the U.S. Marine Corps' Blount Island command near Jacksonville, FL.
US Navy photo # 011129-C-0000P-001 Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 29, 2001), courtesy of Gordon I. Peterson, Sea Power Magazine.
|39k||Joint Venture (HSV-X1) prepares to get underway during local training exercises in the Arabian Gulf, 8 May 2002. Joint Venture, an experimental craft, was originally designed as a civilian car and passenger ferry. Currently, it is in the research and development stage to be used by the United States military as a rapid troop and equipment transport carrier. Joint Venture was on a scheduled six to twelve month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
US Navy # photo # 020508-N-6077T-001 PH1 (AW/SW) Kevin H. Tierney.
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|236k||Joint Venture (HSV-X1) pulls into the port of Souda Bay, Crete, 3 April 2002. The 313 foot-long experimental craft is a wave-piercing Catamaran capable of 45 knots and is currently being operated by joint U.S. Army and U.S. Navy personnel. Joint Ventureís naval employment includes replenishment and resupply at sea, special operations insertion and re-deployment, reconnaissance, command and control, anti-submarine warfare, mine warfare, humanitarian assistance/evacuation, surface warfare and force protection.
US Navy by Paul Farley
|565k||Joint Venture (HSV-X1) moves through the waters off the coast of southern California, on 2 August 2002. Joint Venture is participating in Fleet Battle Experiment Juliet (FBE-J) as part of operations supporting Millennium Challenge 2002 (MC-02). MC-02 is the nation's premier joint integrating event, bringing together both live field exercises and computer simulations throughout the Department of Defense.
US Navy photo by PH2 Frederick McCahan.
|73k||Joint Venture (HSV-X1) and the US Army's Spearhead (TSV-1X) pierside at Camp Patriot, Kuwait. Operation Enduring Freedom is the first time the craft have been deployed together in support of military operations
US Navy photo # 030225-N-1050K-001 by JO1 Joseph Krypel.
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|259k||Sea Slice (foreground) passes the docked HSV-1X (IX-532) Joint Venture. Upper left is the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|76k||Ex-Joint Venture (IX-532) at Incat Shipyard, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia undergoing preparation for US Army service, 20 September 2003. Joint Venture is moored stern to the building sheds where the ships are constructed under cover.||Photo by Nick Jansen|
|62k||Ex-Joint Venture (IX-532) at Incat Shipyard, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia undergoing preparation for US Army service, 20 September 2003.||Photo by Nick Jansen|
|70k||Ex-Joint Venture (IX-532) at Incat Shipyard, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia undergoing preparation for US Army service, 20 September 2003.||Photo by Nick Jansen|
|66k||Ex-Joint Venture (IX-532) at Incat Shipyard, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia undergoing preparation for US Army service, 20 September 2003. the bow of The Lynx, a commercial version of the High-speed Wave Piercing Vessel, and a close relative of Joint Venture can be seen in this photo.||Photo by Nick Jansen|
|100k||Ex-Joint Venture (IX-532), right, and US Army ex-Spearhead (TSV-1X), left, at Incat Shipyard, Hobart, Tasmania., Incat 060, ex-Spearhead has been sold to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago will be fitted out for civilian service and is to be renamed T & T Spirit. Incat 050 ex-Joint Venture appears to be idle.||Photo by Glenn Towler|
|26k||Ex-Joint Venture (IX-532) purchased by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and renamed HSC Manannan practices berthing while at Belfast Northern Ireland in 2009 She arrived in Douglas, 11 May 2009, after a major refit at Portsmouth, England. She was named after ManannŠn mac Lir, the Celtic god of the sea.||Tommy Trampp|
|221k||HSC Manannan on her maiden service voyage with the Steam Packet Company on Friday 22 May 2009 with the 07:30 sailing from Douglas to Liverpool.||Robert Hurst|
|91k||HSC Manannan moored at Douglas, Isle of Man, 27 May 2009.||Tommy Trampp|
|104k||HSC Manannan tied up at her usual berth at the Pier Head, Liverpool, with the Liver Building in the background, 30 May 2012.
Photo ©El Pollock, courtesy geograph.org.uk
|138k||HSC Manannan under way on the River Mersey heading for Liverpool, 17 May 2013.
Photo ©El Pollock, courtesy geograph.org.uk
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|02||CDR. Shaw Thomas Preston, USN||no dates|
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