assault boat

assault boat

[ə′sȯlt ‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A small boat that can easily be transported on land; used for amphibious military attacks or to cross lakes and rivers in land warfare.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In March of this year, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) revealed a prototype of the micro assault boat named the 'Glory Star'.
On the "do" list were: "Overhaul your storm boat motor before a major crossing," "Organize your assault boat teams and have experienced paddlers," and "Have plenty of spares of everything on hand." The "don't" list was: "Trust to luck that the motor will run when you want it to," "Throw away your paddle or let your boat drift away after you have reached shore," or "Ever assume that most things will go according to plan."
During one of the periods where the troops weren't required, they were put on assault boat training using rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) in the water behind the accommodation blocks.
The company has also participated in a new assault boat tender.
-- Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try to inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.
The couple said: "Kaylee should never even have been on an assault boat.
There was also a chance to experience a white-knuckle ride on a marine assault boat in a special simulator.
Reynaldo Yoma, head of Naval Forces Western Mindanao, said a Navy team's assault boat was on patrol when it intercepted the vessels on Monday.
He served as an assault boat coxwain aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) and earned two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, a Navy "E" Award and the Navy Good Conduct Medal before being honorably discharged.
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