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|HSV Westpac Express (HSV-4676)
|60k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) moored pierside at Henderson, Western Australia, circa 2002.||MSC web site|
|59k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) departing "Kin Red", Red Beach on the east coast of Okinawa. Kin Red is the principal HSV loading pier for Marine troops and vehicles. This photo shows the concrete pier with the pilings leading out from it. The HSV backs into the pier and ties up to the pilings, lowers its stern ramp and conducts its load/discharge. Note: also that WestPac Express is the only HSV with an axial stern ramp, the others have quarter ramps with less capacity and cannot load as much ro/ro cargo.||Lee Wahler|
|68k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) embarking Marines, date and place unknown.||Austal web site|
|49k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) loading/unloading Marine LAVs, date and place unknown.||Lee Wahler|
|86k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) loading Marine LAVs and trucks, date and place unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|89k||Chief Warrant Officer 5, Gene Rose, USMC, the Westpac Express (HSV-4676) Operations Officer, stands in front of Westpac Express as he explains the function of the ship. The MSC chartered high speed vessel arrived at Chuk Sarnet, Thailand, 23 April 2002, carrying 215 Marines and their equipment taking part in Cobra Gold 02.
US Navy photo by PH2 Jennifer A. Smith
|169k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) carries 215 Marines from the
3rd Battalion 12th Marines based on Okinawa, Japan, to take part in
Exercise Cobra Gold 23 April 2002. Cobra Gold 2002 is the 21st U.S. Pacific Command exercise conducted in Thailand demonstrating the ability of U.S. Forces to deploy
rapidly and conduct Joint-Combined Operations with the Thai and Singapore Armed Forces.
US Navy photo # 020423-N-9818S-001 Sattahip, Chuk Samet, Thailand (Apr. 23, 2002) by PH2 Jennifer A. Smith
|70k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) being offloaded at Chuk Samet, Sattahip, Thailand, 8 May 2002. An AH-1W Cobra Attack Helicopter
from Marine Helicopter Attack/Light Squadron Three Six Nine (HMA/L 369) is off-loaded from Westpac Express. Westpac Express, a
chartered Military Sealift Command ship that provided extensive logistics support to Exercise Cobra Gold 2002. Cobra Gold 2002 is the 21st U.S. Pacific Command exercise
conducted in Thailand demonstrating the ability of U.S. forces to deploy rapidly and conduct joint-combined operations with the Thai and Singapore Armed Forces.
US Navy photo # 020508-N-9818S-005 Sattahip, Chuk Samet, Thailand (May. 8, 2002) by PH2 Jennifer A. Smith.
|107k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) pulls away from the pier at Naha Military Port as it departs, 14 March 2011, to deliver a forward
arming and refueling point to support humanitarian operations in Japan following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami
US Marine Corp photo # 110314-M-KM402-029 Naha Military Port (Mar. 14 2011) by Lance Cpl. Heather Choate
|77k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) underway, date and location unknown.||Lee Wahler|
|70k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) underway, date and location unknown.||Lee Wahler|
|60k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) underway, date and location unknown.||Lee Wahler|
|74k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) arriving in port, date and location unknown.||Lee Wahler|
|42k||Westpac Express (HSV-4676) underway, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy HMS Global Marine.
|173k||Ex-Westpac Express (HSV-4676) in commercial service as the Irish Ferries MV Dublin Express
traveling between Holyhead and Dublin, 8 August 2018.
Photo by Bob Castle
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