Amphibious transport dock
||This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2010)|
An amphibious transport dock, also called a landing platform/dock (LPD), is an amphibious warfare ship, a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions. Several navies currently operate this kind of ship. The ships are generally designed to transport troops into a war zone by sea, primarily using landing craft, although invariably they also have the capability to operate transport helicopters.
Amphibious transport docks perform the mission of amphibious transports, amphibious cargo ships, and the older LPDs by incorporating both a flight deck and a well deck that can be ballasted and deballasted to support landing craft or amphibious vehicles.
LPD Classes 
In service 
|Country||Class||In service||Commissioned||Length||Displacement (mt)|
|China||Type 071 (Yuzhao)||3||2007||210 m (690 ft)||20,000|
|France||Foudre||2 (1 with Chile)||1990||168 m (551 ft)||12,000|
|Indonesia||Makassar||4||2007||122 m (400 ft)||11,394|
|Italy||San Giorgio||3||1987||133 m (436 ft)||7,980|
|Japan||Ōsumi||3||1998||178 m (584 ft)||14,000|
|Netherlands||Rotterdam||2||1997||166 m (545 ft)||12,750 (Rotterdam)
16,800 (Johan de Witt)
|Singapore||Endurance||5 (1 with Thailand)||2000||141 m (463 ft)||8,500|
|Spain||Galicia||2||1998||166 m (545 ft)||13,815|
|United Kingdom||Albion||2||2003||176 m (577 ft)||19,560|
|United States||Austin||3 (1 with India)||1965||173 m (568 ft)||16,914|
|San Antonio||6||2006||208 m (682 ft)||24,900|
The well deck of the Rotterdam
Aviation hangar of theJohan de Witt
Stern of the USS Juneau deballasted for amphibious operations
The open well deck of the Siroco
The well deck of the San Antonio
See also 
- Amphibious warfare ship
- Dock landing ship
- Landing Platform, Helicopter
- List of amphibious warfare ships
- "Northrop wins contract add-on for 10th LPD-class amphibious transport dock ship". The Mississippi Press. 30 April 2010.
- "Chinese Amphibious Type 071 Class Landing Platform Dock". May 02, 2013.