Tag Amphibious

Increment 1 – Port Repair and Augmentation

At this point it is worth restating that Increment 1 is not designed to replace the services offered by civilian marine salvage and construction companies. Anything it does will be completed in a short time period and temporary in character.…

Increment 1 – Survey and Initial Operations

From the requirements, a basic task list can be created and from this task list, a comparison against current capabilities. The first is to maintain a high readiness globally deployable survey team to assess a damaged, austere or well found…

Change in Ship to Shore Logistics

The case for change in ship to shore logistics comes in three parts; A case study review Current capabilities review A look at the future Case Study Review The Mulberry harbours and D Day was perhaps the apogee of ship…

US Amphibious Logistics

As a contrast, it is interesting to see US amphibious logistics capabilities and if you thought the UK has some impressive systems the US puts them, mostly, to shame, as of course, one might imagine. The underlying trend, led by…

UK Amphibious Assault

A survey of current UK amphibious assault capabilities. Landing Platform Dock (LPD) From the Royal Navy website; The Albion Class, Landing Platform Dock ships (LPD) primary function is to embark, transport, and deploy and recover (by air and sea) troops…

UK Amphibious Doctrine

Amphibious Logistics Doctrine
The MoD helpfully publishes all the main doctrinal publications. British Defence Doctrine JDP 0-01 Edition 4 is the main document. It lists the ten principles of war; Selection and Maintenance of the Aim, Maintenance of Morale; Offensive Action, Security,…

Haiti Earthquake Port Rehabilitation

Port au Prince was the main port for Haiti, handling an average of 230 TEU's per day in 2009 between the North and South Piers, about 95% of the nation's total. These were almost completely destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.