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USNS Montford Point in Action | Video



There has been a lot of curiosity about the USNS Montford Point and her sister ships, a new class of “expeditionary transfer docks” built to expedite the transfer of troops and equipment from sea to shore during amphibious operations. In this Marine Corps video by Gunnery Sgt. Ernest Hagewood, Montford Point operates off the coast of South Korea, March 17, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16, a biennial combined amphibious exercise between the armed forces of the Republic of Korea, U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The time lapse video demonstrates how an expeditionary transfer dock allows equipment and personnel to transfer from a large naval vessel to a smaller one, such as the landing craft air cushion (LCACs) shown here, in order to execute ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship movements during an amphibious operation.


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