LPD 17: IN THE MIDST OF REFORM

The paper describes the US Navy's LPD 17 Amphibious Transport Dock Class which will be the functional replacement for the LPD 4, LST 1179, LSD 36 and LKA 113 Classes of amphibious ships scheduled to be decommisioned prior to 2010. The LPD design is focused on meeting the amphibious mission lift requirements, and does so capably; 2300 m2 vehicle lift, 710 m3 cargo capacity, 720 troops, 2 LCAC and 2CH-53 (or 4 CH-46) spots. In contrast to the ships it replaces, LPD 17 class ships will have superior passive survivability and unprecedented AAW self-defence combat systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Engrs J, v 107 n 3, May 1995, p 267 [16 p, 9 ref, 6 tab, 11 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Fireman, H
    • Fowler, J
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM