The High Speed Vessels (HSV) are a series of Australian built high speed aluminum hull catamarans leased by the United States for testing concepts for the US Army's Theater Support Vessels (TSV) and the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). There are no plans at the moment to purchase any HSV for permanent use by the US Navy.
Computerworld: New Navy Vessel's Revolutionary IT
HSV 2 Swift uses commercial computer systems for automation and manpower reduction.
HSV 4676 WestPac Express
US Military Sealift Command's High Speed Vessel based in Sasebo, Japan that operates in support of US Marines III MEF.
HSV at GlobalSecurity
Overview, history and plans for the HSV ships.
MV Westpac Express
Military Sealift Command's High-Speed Vessel chartered for III Marine Expeditionary Force.
US Navy Fact File
History, background and general characteristics of HSV 2 Swift.
Inside the Navy: Marines Getting Good Results With Australian High-Speed Vessel
Westpac Express used to transport Marines based in Okinawa, Japan. (October 15, 2001)
Last update:October 9, 2014 at 7:05:07 UTC