The 'Floating Beach'

Hilburn, Matt
June 2006
Sea Power;Jun2006, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p20
The article reports on the shipbuilding plans of the U.S. Navy which is a concept for a new type of ship, the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) or floating beach that would serve as the link between transport ships and connectors in the U.S. The MLP has the capacity to take on cargo from the huge transports that provide much of the military's sealift and then semi-submerge, creating a floating platform. The MLP is still in an early developmental stage that would serve as the pier in the ocean.


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