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The above graphic shows how 4 MKVI patrol boats can be transported inside the well deck of either a LHD-1, LPD-17, or LSD-49 class amphibious warfare vessels. Even the older LPD-4 types can carry a pair of the super swifts. The huge LCAC-designed well-deck of the LSD-41 type landing docks can carry an entire expeditionary squadron of 8 MkVI boats inside her hull. Couple this with berthing for brown water sailors, flight deck spots for SH/MH60 helicopters and UAVs and you see how a group of MKVIs can be UPS’d to a contested strip of coastline.

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