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 LSDs by incorporating both a flight deck and a well deck that can be ballasted and deballasted to support landing craft or amphibious vehicles. One of the main differences between LSDs and LPDs is that while the former have a helicopter landing deck, the latter have hangar facilities in addition to a landing deck.[2]

LPD Classes[edit]

In service[edit]

Country Class In service Commissioned Length Beam Draft Displacement (mt) Note
 Algeria Kalaat Béni Abbès 1 2015 140 m (460 ft) 21.5 m (71 ft) 5.3 m (17 ft) 9000
 Brazil Bahia 1 2016 168 m (551 ft) 23.5 m (77 ft) 5.2 m (17 ft) 12,000 Ex-FS Siroco (L-9012) sold to Brazil Navy in 2015, renamed to NDM Bahia (G-40). Siroco toulon.jpg
 Chile Sargento Aldea 1 2011 168 m (551 ft) 23.5 m (77 ft) 5.2 m (17 ft) 12,000 Ex-FS Foudre (L-9011) sold to Chile Navy in 2011, renamed to CNS Sargento Aldea (LSDH-91). USS America (LHA-6) and Sargento Aldea (LSDH-91) underway off Chile in August 2014.JPG
 China Type 071 (Yuzhao)[3] 4 2007 210 m (690 ft) 28 m (92 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 25,000 Yuzhao (Type 071) Class Amphibious Ship.JPG
 India Jalashwa 1 2007 173.7 m (570 ft) 32 m (105 ft) 6.7 m (22 ft) 16,600 Ex-USS Trenton (LPD-14) sold to the Indian Navy in 2007, renamed to INS Jalashwa (L-41). INS Jalashwa.jpg
 Indonesia Tanjung Dalpele 1 2003 122 m (400 ft) 22 m (72 ft) 4.9 m (16 ft) 11,394 Converted to a hospital ship in 2007, renamed to KRI Dr Soeharso (990).
Makassar 4 2007 122–125 m (400–410 ft) 22 m (72 ft) 4.9 m (16 ft) 11,394 Kri makassar-590.PNG
KRI Banjarmasin 592.jpg
 Italy San Giorgio 3 1987 133 m (436 ft) 20.5 m (67 ft) 7,650 (San Giorgio and San Marco)
7,980 (San Giusto)
San Giorgio L9892.jpg
 Japan Ōsumi 3 1998 178 m (584 ft) 25.8 m (85 ft) 6.0 m (19.7 ft) 14,000 OsumiNagasaki.JPG
 Netherlands Rotterdam 2 1997 166 m (545 ft) 27 m (89 ft) 6.0 m (19.7 ft) 12,750 (Rotterdam)
16,800 (Johan de Witt)
Hr. Ms Rotterdam (1998) 1.jpg
Johan de Wit L801.JPG
Karel Doorman-class support ship 1 2015 204.7 m (672 ft) 30.4 m (100 ft) 7.8 m (26 ft) 27,800 JSS Karel Doorman in Den Helder.jpg
 Peru Makassar 2 on order[4] 122 m (400 ft) 22 m (72 ft) 4.9 m (16 ft) 11,394 Kri makassar-590.PNG
 Philippines Tarlac 1 + 1 on order 2016[5] 123 m (404 ft) 21.8 m (72 ft) 5.0 m (16.4 ft) 11,583 BRP Tarlac (LD-601).jpg
 Singapore Endurance 4 2000 141 m (463 ft) 21 m (69 ft) 5.0 m (16.4 ft) 8,500 Singapore Strait Passing warship.jpg
 Spain Galicia 2 1998 166 m (545 ft) 25 m (82 ft) 5.8 m (19 ft) 13,815 Buque de asalto anfibio(L-51) Galicia santander.JPG
 Thailand Angthong 1 2012 141 m (463 ft) 21 m (69 ft) 5.0 m (16.4 ft) 8,500 Thai landing ship Angthong (LPD 791) in February 2016.JPG
 United Kingdom Albion 2 2003 176 m (577 ft) 28.9 m (95 ft) 7.1 m (23 ft) 19,560 HMS Albion MOD 45151289.jpg
 United States Austin 1 1965 173 m (568 ft) 32 m (105 ft) 6.7 m (22 ft) 16,914 USS Ponce (LPD-15) converted to an Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) in 2012, redesignated as USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15). 120828-N-YG591-126.jpg
San Antonio 9 2006 208 m (682 ft) 32 m (105 ft) 7.0 m (23.0 ft) 24,900 USS San Antonio

Decommissioned[edit]

Country Class In service Commissioned Length Beam Draft Displacement (mt) Note
 France Ouragan 2 1963–2007 149 m (489 ft) 21.5 m (71 ft) 5.4 m (18 ft) 8,500 FS Ouragan 2.jpg
Bougainville 1 1988-2008 113.50 m (372.4 ft) 17.00 m (55.77 ft) 4.24 m (13.9 ft) 4,870 Bougainville p1150183.jpg
Siroco 2 1990-2015 168 m (551 ft) 23.5 m (77 ft) 5.2 m (17 ft) 12,000 Sold to Chile and Brazil. Siroco toulon.jpg
 United States Raleigh 3 1962–2005 159 m (522 ft) 30 m (98 ft) 7.0 m (23.0 ft) 13,818 USS La Salle (LPD-3)converted from Landing Platform Dock to Auxiliary Flagship and redesignated as USS La Salle (AGF-3) in 1972. Dedalo (R01) USS Raleigh (LPD-1) and USS Saipan (LHA-2) at Rota 1982.JPEG
Cleveland 7 1967–2007 173 m (568 ft) 32 m (105 ft) 6.7 m (22 ft) 16,914 Some sources consider Cleveland (seven built) to be a part of the Austin class. USS Coronado (LPD-11)converted from Landing Platform Dock to Auxiliary Flagship and redesignated as USS Coronado (AGF-11) in 1980. USS Cleveland LPD-7.jpg
Trenton 2 1967–2007 173 m (568 ft) 32 m (105 ft) 6.7 m (22 ft) 16,914 Some sources consider Trenton (two built) ships to be a part of the Austin class. Ex-USS Trenton (LPD-14) sold to the Indian Navy and in active service with Indian Navy. USS Trenton LPD-14 fleetweek2004.jpg

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