sealift
noun Date: 1948 transport of military personnel and especially equipment by ship • sealift transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sealift — The USNS Bob Hope, a non combatant vessel crewed by civilian mariners under the United States Navy s Military Sealift Command, is used to preposition tanks, trucks and other supplies needed to support an Army heavy brigade. Sealift is a term …   Wikipedia

  • sealift — /see lift /, n. 1. a system for transporting persons or cargo by ship, esp. in an emergency. 2. the act of transporting such persons or cargo. v.t. 3. to transport (persons or cargo) by sealift. [1955 60; SEA + (AIR)LIFT] * * * …   Universalium

  • sealift — /see lift /, n. 1. a system for transporting persons or cargo by ship, esp. in an emergency. 2. the act of transporting such persons or cargo. v.t. 3. to transport (persons or cargo) by sealift. [1955 60; SEA + (AIR)LIFT] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sealift — 1. verb To transport by sea 2. noun transportation by sea …   Wiktionary

  • sealift — noun a large scale transportation of troops, supplies, and equipment by sea …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sealift Incorporated — Infobox Company company name = Sealift Incorporated company company type = Limited liability company foundation = 1975 location city = flagicon|New York Oyster Bay, NY location country = USA key people = John Raggio: Owner, chairman and chief… …   Wikipedia

  • sealift enhancement program — Special equipment and modifications that adapt merchant type dry cargo ships and tankers to specific military missions. They are typically installed on Ready Reserve Force ships or ships under Military Sealift Command control. Sealift… …   Military dictionary

  • Sealift Readiness Program — A standby contractual agreement between Military Sealift Command and US ship operators for voluntary provision of private ships for defense use. Call up of ships may be authorized by joint approval of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of …   Military dictionary

  • Sealift Coordination Centre — ██  Französisch Britische European Air Group (FBEAG) 1995. ██  Beitrittsländer, Gründung der European Air Group (EAG) in 1997 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • strategic sealift forces — Sealift forces composed of ships, cargo handling and delivery systems, and the necessary operating personnel. They include US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Army elements with Active and Reserve components. Merchant marine vessels manned by… …   Military dictionary

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