The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) pulls into Naval Station Mayport to be inspected. Spearhead is the first of of nine Navy joint high-speed vessels and is designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment.
The Liberty Ship was a cargo ship made to a standard for rapid construction during WW2. The US made 2751 such ships during the war, up to 4 a day. They were built on a design from 1879 scaled up for modern use & carried 10,000 tons, the workhorse of the Navy. After the war, they were sold off, primarily to Greece. Two ships remain operational, the John Brown & Jeremiah O'brien, the latter sailing from San Diego to Normandy in 1994, the last original ship from the D-Day invasion in existence.
French built Mistral class LPD amphibious assault ship/helicopter carrier at DCNS shipbuilder's yard. Currently over 400 Russian military personnell and contractors learning the ropes, before the ship is sailed to Russian yards for installation of Russian armaments and systems. After finishing she will be commissioned into the Russian Pacific Fleet as the Vladivostock.