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Swift (HSV-2)


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Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Humanitarian Service Medal (2) - National Defense Service Medal


HSV-1 Class High-speed Catamaran:
  • Laid down, date unknown, by Bollinger/Incat USA, LLC, Lockport, LA., at Incat Tasmania Party Ltd, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Launched, 15 August 2000
  • Bareboat charter to the US Navy, delivered in 2003
  • Assigned to the Mine Warfare Command, Ingleside, TX.
  • Placed in service as Swift (HSV-2)
  • Homeported at Naval Station Ingleside, TX., and Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA.
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, July 2013, ant NAB Little Creek, VA.
  • Returned to owner, Incat Tasmania, October 2014
  • Leased to UAE National Marine Dredging CO., LTD 25 June 2015
  • Final Disposition, attacked with rocket fire by Houthi-Rebels off coast of Aden at Ta' izz province, 30 September 2016, no casualties reported
    Specifications:
    Displacement 940 t.(lt) 1668 t.(fl)
    Length 319'
    Beam 87'
    Draft 11' 3" loaded
    Speed 35 kts/500 ton load, 42 kts/300 ton load
    Range 4000nm/20 kts, 1100nm/35 kts
    Complement 40-45 / 107 total berths
    Propulsion
    four Caterpillar diesels
    four Wartsilla water jets
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    Swift 52k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003. Starboard bow view. The Incat logo is visible in black on both port and starboard bow. Also with the number 061, indicating that this is the 61st Cat built by Incat. Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 60k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003, port beam view. Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 51k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, date unknown. Glenn Towler
    Swift 61k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003, port quarter view. Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 45k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003, close up forward port side view. Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 42k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003, port bridge view. Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 46k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart. Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003. Port mid-ship view showing helicopter hanger. Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 69k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003. Port quarter view showing cargo/vehicle deck. Access to this deck is via a ramp angled down to the pier from the starboard quarter. Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 65k Swift (HSV-2) pierside Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 11 August 2003. Port quarter view, showing the helicopter deck Photo by Nick Jansen
    Swift 202k Swift (HSV-2) underway off the coast of southern Iraq, 10 October 2003.
    US Navy photo by PH1 Ted Banks.
    Robert Hurst
    Swift 85k Swift (HSV-2) arriving in Singapore, 30 January 2005, carrying humanitarian aid supplies, including medicine for Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy has been forward deployed to support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050130-N-8629M-022 by PH3 Rebecca J. Moat
    Jack Treutle
    Swift 75k Swift (HSV-2) arriving in Singapore, 30 January 2005, carrying humanitarian aid supplies, including medicine for Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy is schedule deployed in support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050130-N-8629M-036 by PH3 Rebecca J. Moat
    Jack Treutle
    Swift 60k As Swift (HSV-2) prepares to dock at Belawan, Indonesia, Indonesian military personnel render her a salute, 3 February 2005. Swift is transferring water purification chemicals, medical supplies, and rice donated by Mexico to victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. More than 18,000 Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers and Coast Guardsmen with Combined Support Force Five Three Six (CSF-536), working with international militaries and non-governmental organizations to aid the affected people of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia after the tsunami devastated the region. A Combined Support Force of host nations, civilian aid organizations and U.S. Department of Defense work to provide humanitarian assistance in support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050203-N-3642E-009 by PH1 Shawn P. Iklund
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 48k As Swift (HSV-2) prepares to dock at the Chuc Sumet Port in Sattahip, Thailand, 7 February 2005. Swift transferred toys and stuffed animals donated from Military personnel stationed in Hawaii, to the victims of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia. More than 18,000 Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers and Coast Guardsmen with Combined Support Force Five Three Six (CSF-536), working with international militaries and non-governmental organizations to aid the affected people of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia after the tsunami devastated the region. A Combined Support Force of host nations, civilian aid organizations and U.S. Department of Defense work to provide humanitarian assistance in support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050207-N-3642E-002 by PH1 Shawn P. Iklund
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 85k As Swift (HSV-2) refuels from USNS Yukon (T-AO-202), 18 February 2005 in the Indian Ocean. This was Swift's first at-sea astern refueling evolution. Swift, and embarked Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC-5), Detachment 3, are operating off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050218-N-4500P-001 by OSC Christopher Pierce
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 47k Swift (HSV-2) USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), center, and USNS San Jose (T-AFS-7) operating in formation in the Indian Ocean, 25 February 2005. Mercy is serving as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful. Mercy is off the waters of Indonesia in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050225-N-8629M-115 by PH3 Rebecca J. Moat
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 62k Swift (HSV-2) underway in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, 25 February 2005. Swift was supporting Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050225-N-8629M-274 by PH3 Rebecca J. Moat
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 71k Swift (HSV-2), far right, and USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7), far left, operating alongside USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) as she receives fuel from USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) in the Indian Ocean, 3 March 2005. Mercy is serving as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful. Mercy is in the waters off the Indonesian coast in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050303-N-8796S-075 by PH2 Timothy Smith
    Jack Treutle
    Swift 81k Swift (HSV-2) arriving at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, 10 April 2006, for a port visit. Swift is manned by its Blue Crew, and is assigned as the command ship for Commander Mine Warfare Command (COMINEWARCOM) located in Ingleside, TX.
    US Navy photo # 060410-N-0780F-001 by Mr. Paul Farley
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 106k Swift (HSV-2) at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, 10 April 2006 arriving for a routine port visit.
    US Navy photo # 060410-N-0780F-002 by Mr. Paul Farley
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 68k Swift (HSV-2) underway, date and location unknown. Lee Wahler
    Swift 625k Swift (HSV-2) moored in Limassol Port, Cyprus in July 2006, during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.
    Photo taken by Mgiganteus 1.
    Robert Hurst
    Swift 1114k
    Swift 75k Swift (HSV-2) arriving at Yokosuka, Japan, for a routine port visit, 13 November 2006.
    US Navy photo # 061113-N-2716P-002 by MC1 Paul J. Phelps
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 72k Swift (HSV-2) maneuvers through Yokosuka Bay, Japan, as she departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, following a routine port visit, 20 November 2006.
    US Navy photo # 061121-N-2716P-002 by MC1 Class Paul J. Phelps
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 81k Swift (HSV-2) enters Naval Station Mayport, FL., 6 April 2007. Swift pulled into Mayport to prepare for its participation in the pilot program Global Fleet Station (GFS).
    US Navy photo # 070406-N-4049C-039 MAYPORT, Fla. (April 6, 2007) by MC Patrick J. Cook
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 89k Swift (HSV-2) enters Naval Station Mayport, FL., 6 April 2007. Swift pulled into Mayport to prepare for its participation in the pilot program Global Fleet Station (GFS). In the background is Messing and Berthing Barge APL-32.
    US Navy photo # 070406-N-4049C-044 MAYPORT, Fla. (April 6, 2007) by MC Patrick J. Cook.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 845k Swift (HSV-2) sits at anchor off Belize City, 13 June 2007 as Chief Boatswain's Mate William Partington from the US Coast Guard International Training Division conducts small boat operations subject matter exchanges with personnel from the Belize National Coast Guard, Belize Defense Force and the Belize Police Force. Task Group 40.9 is deployed as part of the pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) to the Caribbean basin and Central America. The mission is designed to validate the GFS concept for the Navy and support US Southern Command objectives for its area of responsibility by enhancing cooperative partnerships with regional maritime services and improving operational readiness for the participating partner nations.
    US Navy photo # 070613-N-0989H-024 BELIZE CITY, Belize (June 13, 2007) by MC1 David Hoffman.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 452k Swift (HSV-2) moored in the background as Chief Boatswain's Mate William Partington, Coast Guard International Training Division, and Storekeeper 2nd Class Alfonso Anglada, US Navy interpreter, conduct small boat training with the Dominican military as part of Task Group 40.9 operations.
    US Navy photo # 070627-N-5319A-037 SANTA DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (June 27, 2007) by MC1 Brien Aho.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 704k Swift (HSV-2) moored in the inner harbor at Baltimore, MD., 30 November 2007. Swift was at Baltimore for the Army-Navy football game. Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
    Swift 685k Swift (HSV-2) moored in the inner harbor at Baltimore, MD., 30 November 2007. Swift was at Baltimore for the Army-Navy football game. Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
    Swift 683k Swift (HSV-2) moored in the inner harbor at Baltimore, MD., 30 November 2007. Swift was at Baltimore for the Army-Navy football game. Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
    Swift 187k Swift (HSV-2) moored in the inner harbor at Baltimore, MD., 1 December 2007. Gil Bohannon USS Torsk Volunteer Association
    Swift 154k Swift (HSV-2) moored in the inner harbor at Baltimore, MD., 1 December 2007. Gil Bohannon USS Torsk Volunteer Association
    Swift 198k Swift (HSV-2) moored at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek before departing for the west coast of Africa. While in Africa, Swift will take part in the Global Fleet Station (GFS), Africa Partnership Station (APS) Initiative, for the purpose of strengthening cooperative partnerships for regional maritime security.
    US Navy photo # 080104-N-6081J-016 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 4, 2008), by MCC Tyler Jones.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 1184k Crew members of the Military Sealift Command container roll-on, roll-off ship USNS 2nd Lt. John Bobo (T-AK-3008) direct Marine vehicles from the deck of the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) to Swift (HSV-2) for transport to shore as part of the Navy's West Africa Training Cruise 08 (WATC), a sea-basing initiative in conjunction with Africa Partnership Station
    US Navy photo # 080324-N-0193M-459 MONROVIA, Liberia (March 24, 2008), by MC2 Elizabeth Merriam
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 1460k USNS 2nd Lt. John Bobo (T-AK-3008) is moored to the causeway of the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) as the INLS causeway ferries, right, and roll-on, roll-off discharge facility, center, stands by to transfer Marine vehicles to Swift (HSV-2), left.
    US Navy photo # 080324-N-0193M-396 MONROVIA, Liberia (March 24, 2008), by MC2 Elizabeth Merriam
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 1455k USNS 2nd Lt. John Bobo (T-AK-3008) es moored to the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) roll-on, roll-off discharge facility to transfer Marine vehicles aboard Swift (HSV-2), left, as part of the Navy's West Africa Training Cruise 08 (WATC), a sea basing initiative in conjunction with Africa Partnership Station.
    US Navy photo # 080324-N-0193M-164 MONROVIA, Liberia (March 24, 2008), by MC2 Elizabeth Merriam
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 409k Swift (HSV-2) prepares to deploy in support of Southern Partnership Station, a five month mission to Central America, South America and the Caribbean Basin. Swift has embarked Combined Task Group 40.9, comprised of Navy, Marine Corps and Naval Criminal Investigative Service training teams and translators. These teams will provide instruction to partner nations in various topics including port security, small boat maintenance, combat lifesaving and enlisted leadership..
    US Navy photo # 081122-N-9995B-001 Morgan City, La. (Nov. 22, 2008) , by MC1 Daniel Ball.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 483k Swift (HSV-2) arrives in Port Antonio with Southern Partnership Station to begin training with the Jamaican Defense Force in a variety of topics. Southern Partnership Station is a training mission working with Central American, South American and Caribbean nations.
    US Navy photo # 090104-N-9995B-001 PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica (Jan. 4, 2009), by MC1 Daniel Ball.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 496k Swift (HSV-2) arrives at Naval Station Mayport after a four-month deployment as part of Southern Partnership Station 09. SPS 09 is a military-to-military training mission to Central America, South America and the Caribbean Basin designed to improve theater security cooperation and maritime security through partnership building events.
    US Navy photo # 090426-N-2737V-020 MAYPORT, Fla. (Apr. 25, 2009), by LT. Myers Vasquez.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 495k Swift (HSV-2) arrives in Naples, Italy for a brief port visit. Swift will depart Naples for its mission with the guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG-47) to Africa Partnership Station-East. Africa Partnership Station is an international initiative developed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-U.S. Naval Forces Africa to work with U.S. and international partners to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
    US Navy photo # 091228-N-1429M-001 NAPLES, Italy (Dec. 28, 2009), by MCC Jason Morris.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 215k Swift (HSV-2) forms the backdrop as Capt. James Tranoris, commander of Africa Partnership Station (APS) East, answers questions from members of the Kenyan media during an APS East press conference aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG-47). APS East arrived in Kenya on Jan. 11, 2010 aboard Nicholas and the Africa Partnership Station (APS) East platform Swift (HSV 2) to participate in maritime exchanges and cultural engagements.
    US Navy photo # 100115-N-1429M-034 MOMBASA, Kenya (Jan. 15, 2010), by MCC Jason Morris.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift
    100324-N-0780F-051 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 24, 2010)
    397k Swift (HSV-2) arrives at Souda Bay for a routine port visit. Swift is one of the primary platforms for Africa Partnership Station, an international initiative to improve maritime safety and security in west and central Africa.
    US Navy photo #'s 100324-N-0780F-051 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 24, 2010) and 100324-N-0780F-069 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 24, 2010), by Paul Farley.
    Robert Hurst
    Swift
    100324-N-0780F-069 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 24, 2010)
    599k
    Swift 797k Swift (HSV-2) moored in Balboa-Rodman, Panama. The ship is deployed supporting Southern Partnership Station 2010, a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility (AOR) in the Caribbean and Latin America.
    US Navy photo # 100601-N-4971L-089 BALBOA-RODMAN, Panama (June 1, 2010), by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 514k Swift (HSV-2) moored to a pier at La Union, El Salvador during Southern Partnership Station 2010. Southern Partnership Station is a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America.
    US Navy photo # 100629-N-9643W-184 LA UNION, El Salvador (June 29, 2010), by MC1 Kim Williams.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 406k Swift (HSV-2) moored in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. Swift 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 Central America.
    US Navy photo # 100713-N-4971L-144 PUERTO QUETZAL, Guatemala (July 13, 2010), by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 421k Swift (HSV-2) moored in Bridgetown, Barbados. Swift 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 Central America.
    US Navy photo # 100810-N-4971L-506 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Aug. 10, 2010), by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 389k Swift (HSV-2) crew demonstrates small boat operations and navigation for Barbados Defense Forces during a subject matter expert exchange in Bridgetown, Barbados. Swift is deployed supporting Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010, a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Central America.
    US Navy photo # 100824-N-4971L-076 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Aug. 24, 2010), by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 640k Swift (HSV-2) approaches Georgetown to participate in subject matter exchanges with the Guyana Defense Force. Swift is the first U.S. military vessel to dock in the country. Swift 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 Central America.
    US Navy photo # 100829-N-9643W-744 GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (Aug. 29, 2010), by MC1 Kim Williams.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift
    110405-N-7764M-013
    1312k Swift (HSV-2) approaches Wharf Bravo at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after completing Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011. While on station, Swift will be loading 130 metric tons of food, valued at more than $900,000, which is scheduled to be delivered to Haiti.
    US Navy photo # 110405-N-7764M-013 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (April 5, 2011) and 110405-N-7764M-001 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (April 5, 2011), by MC3 Leona Mynes.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift
    110405-N-7764M-001
    1987k
    Swift 588k Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB-28) offload their equipment from Swift (HSV-2) following a five-month deployment in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011. SPS is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America involving information sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the region.
    US Navy photo # 110405-N-WX845-014 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (April 5, 2011), by MC1 Jeffery Tilghman.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 558k Congolese sailors participate in a boarding team operations course hosted by Swift (HSV 2) as part of Africa Partnership Station 2011. Africa Partnership Station is an international security cooperation initiative intended to strengthen global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
    US Navy photo # 110726-N-XK513-238 POINTE NOIRE, Republic of the Congo (July 26, 2011) , by MC3 Ian Carver.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 1085k Swift (HSV 2) moored at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to begin Southern Partnership Station 2012. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
    US Navy photo # 111106-N-MN502-051 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Nov. 6, 2011), by LT. Matthew Comer.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 567k Swift (HSV 2) moored at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to begin Southern Partnership Station 2012. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
    US Army photo # 120103-A-IP644-069 PUERTO QUETZAL, Guatemala (Jan. 3, 2012), by Spc. Jennifer Grier.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 240k Swift (HSV 2) moored at the Port Cap-Haitien pier in Haiti. Swift is deployed in support of Southern Partnership Station 2012. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
    US Army photo # 120216-A-TF780-017 CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (Feb. 16, 2012), by Sgt. 1st Class Alan B. Owens.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 542k Swift (HSV 2) arrives at Marathi NATO Pier facility. The 331-foot vessel is one of the Military Sealift Command's two high-speed vessels and is one of 30 ships in the pre-positioning program, which ensures efficient distribution of U.S. military gear to operating areas throughout the world.
    US Navy photo # 120325-N-ZB122-002 SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 25, 2012) , by MCSN Chelsy Alamina.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 1450k Swift (HSV 2) arrives at Palma, Mallorca, Spain, for a routine port visit, 23 April 2012 Photos by Jose Rodriguez
    Swift 429k
    Swift 235k Swift (HSV-2) departs from Naval Station Mayport to begin Southern Partnership Station 2013. Swift is the first ship of this class to be used by the US Navy and was involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a forward staging platform for Marine Fleet Anti-Terrorism and Navy SEAL teams in the shallow waters of Umm Qasr, Iraq.
    US Navy photo # 130215-N-MK583-011 MAYPORT, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2013), by MC2 Salt Cebe.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 179k Engineman 1st Class Nicholas Matthews, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2, Det. 2, guides a medium tactical vehicle replacement off Swift (HSV-2). Swift is deployed to the US 4th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct Southern Partnership Station 2013.
    US Navy photo 130218-F-WH920-044 BELIZE (Feb. 18, 2013), by USAF SSgt. Ashley Hyatt.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 178k A Sailor guides a medium tactical vehicle replacement off Swift (HSV-2) during Southern Partnership Station 2013. Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. 4th Fleet initiative designed to strengthen civil and maritime capabilities with regional partner nations in the Caribbean and Central and South America.
    US Navy photo 130402-F-WH920-061 PUERTO CASTILLOS, Honduras (April 2, 2013) , by USAF SSgt. Ashley Hyatt.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 158k Swift (HSV-2) returns to Naval Station Mayport after conducting Southern Partnership Station 2013 in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo 130523-N-WA189-039 MAYPORT, Fla. (May 23, 2013), by MC2 Adam Henderson.
    Lee Wahler
    Swift 51k Ex-Swift (HSV-2) showing damage from 30 September 2016, missile attack.
    Emirates News Agency photos.
    Ron Reeves
    Swift 44k
    Swift 335k
    Swift 47k

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Swift (HSV-2) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Sakaguchi, Mark Todd15 August 2003 - ?
    02CDR. Price Jr., Clark TerrellAugust 2003 - October 2005
    04CDR. Wied, DouglasOctober 2006 - May 2007
    05(B)CDR. Rock, Charles W.23 August 2007 - November 2009
    05(G)CDR. Morrison, Robert23 August 2007 - May 2008
    06(G)LCDR. Eaton, CharlesJanuary 2012 - July 2012
    07CDR. Fillius, James Bradley (Brad)July 2012 -  
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    High-Speed Vessel - HSV Navy Fact File
    Bollinger/Incat HSV-2 Specifications
    You Tube - Missile attack against ex-Swift

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