• Creator
  • Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 2004-07-10
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Stern view of the US Navy (USN) experimental High Speed Vehicle 2 (HSV 2) Swift refueling the Mine Countermeasures Ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) off the coast of Hawaii (HI) during Exercise RIM OF THE PACIFIC (RIMPAC) 2004. The Swift is a wave-piercing aluminum-hulled catamaran that can move at speeds greater than 45 knots. With a draft allowing it to navigate in only ... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Stern view of the US Navy (USN) experimental High Speed Vehicle 2 (HSV 2) Swift refueling the Mine Countermeasures Ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) off the coast of Hawaii (HI) during Exercise RIM OF THE PACIFIC (RIMPAC) 2004. The Swift is a wave-piercing aluminum-hulled catamaran that can move at speeds greater than 45 knots. With a draft allowing it to navigate in only 12 feet of water it can easily maneuver in and out of littoral environments. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise includes seven participating nations: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States. RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region. Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michelle R. Hammond, Usn Release Status: Released to Public. less
  • Format
  • Magnetic Disk
    Magnetic Disk: Hard Drive
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted