Amphibious transport dock

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The interior configuration of the United States Navy's San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock shows features common to most LPDs

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.[1] 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[edit]

In service[edit]

Country Class In service Commissioned Length Displacement (mt)
 Chile Foudre 1 (Ex-France) 2011 168 m (551 ft) 12,000 Siroco toulon.jpg
 China Type 071 (Yuzhao)[2] 3 2007 210 m (690 ft) 20,000 Yuzhao (Type 071) Class Amphibious Ship.JPG
 France Foudre 1 1990 168 m (551 ft) 12,000 Siroco toulon.jpg
 India Austin 1 2007 173.7 m (570 ft) 16,600 USS Trenton LPD-14 fleetweek2004.jpg
 Indonesia Makassar 4 2007 122 m (400 ft) 11,394 Kri makassar-590.PNG
 Italy San Giorgio 3 1987 133 m (436 ft) 7,980 San Giusto L9894.jpg
 Japan Ōsumi 3 1998 178 m (584 ft) 14,000 OsumiNagasaki.JPG
 Netherlands Rotterdam 2 1997 166 m (545 ft) 12,750 (Rotterdam)
16,800 (Johan de Witt)
Johan de Wit L801.JPG
 Philippines Makassar 2 on order[3] 122 m (400 ft) 11,394 Kri makassar-590.PNG
 Singapore Endurance 5 (1 with Thailand) 2000 141 m (463 ft) 8,500 Singapore Strait Passing warship.jpg
 Spain Galicia 2 1998 166 m (545 ft) 13,815 Buque de asalto anfibio(L-51) Galicia santander.JPG
 United Kingdom Albion 2 2003 176 m (577 ft) 19,560 HMS Bulwark midships.jpg
 United States Austin 2 1965 173 m (568 ft) 16,914 USS Denver LPD-9.jpg
San Antonio 8 2006 208 m (682 ft) 24,900 Combined Task Force 151 - 090112-N-7918H-499.jpg

Decommissioned[edit]

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