1985    


Landing Ship/Platform Dock Whidbey Island class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
US Harpers Ferry class 1995


Specifications

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415crew
402troops
15725full load (tn)
186length (m)
25.60beam (m)
6.30draught (m)
8000range (nm)
22max speed (knots)
33000power (shp)
4Naval Engine diesel
2Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
4Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-67
1Naval Radar surface search and navigation radar AN/SPS-64

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon 02
US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 03

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Shipyards

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US Avondale Shipyard - 5
US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - Harbor Island3


List of Ships

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USUS NavyLSD-41USS Whidbey IslandNNWI1985--
USUS NavyLSD-42USS GermantownNGTN1986--
USUS NavyLSD-43USS Fort McHenryNHTD1987--
USUS NavyLSD-44USS Gunston HallNGUN1989--
USUS NavyLSD-45USS ComstockNCWK1990--
USUS NavyLSD-46USS TortugaNTSA1990--
USUS NavyLSD-47USS RushmoreNDXW1991--
USUS NavyLSD-48USS AshlandNAOW1992--
USUS NavyLSD-49Harpers Ferry class USS Harpers Ferry1995--
USUS NavyLSD-50Harpers Ferry class USS Carter Hall1995--
USUS NavyLSD-51Harpers Ferry class USS Oak Hill1996--
USUS NavyLSD-52Harpers Ferry class USS Pearl Harbor1998--

12 units


Events

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1981-aug-4Laid downUS LSD-41 USS Whidbey Island
1982-aug-5Laid downUS LSD-42 USS Germantown
1983-jun-10LaunchedUS LSD-41 USS Whidbey Island
1983-jun-10Laid downUS LSD-43 USS Fort McHenry
1984-jun-29LaunchedUS LSD-42 USS Germantown
1985-feb-9CommissionedUS LSD-41 USS Whidbey Island
1985-feb-10HomeportUS LSD-41 USS Whidbey Island
1986-feb-1LaunchedUS LSD-43 USS Fort McHenry
1986-feb-8CommissionedUS LSD-42 USS Germantown
1986-feb-9HomeportUS LSD-42 USS Germantown
1986-may-26Laid downUS LSD-44 USS Gunston Hall
1986-oct-27Laid downUS LSD-45 USS Comstock
1987-mar-21Laid downUS LSD-46 USS Tortuga
1987-jun-27LaunchedUS LSD-44 USS Gunston Hall
1987-aug-8CommissionedUS LSD-43 USS Fort McHenry
1987-aug-9HomeportUS LSD-43 USS Fort McHenry
1987-nov-9Laid downUS LSD-47 USS Rushmore
1988-jan-16LaunchedUS LSD-45 USS Comstock
1988-apr-4Laid downUS LSD-48 USS Ashland
1988-sep-15LaunchedUS LSD-46 USS Tortuga
1989-apr-22CommissionedUS LSD-44 USS Gunston Hall
1989-apr-23HomeportUS LSD-44 USS Gunston Hall
1989-may-6LaunchedUS LSD-47 USS Rushmore
1989-nov-11LaunchedUS LSD-48 USS Ashland
1990-feb-3CommissionedUS LSD-45 USS Comstock
1990-feb-4HomeportUS LSD-45 USS Comstock
1990-sep-7CommissionedUS LSD-46 USS Tortuga
1990-sep-8HomeportUS LSD-46 USS Tortuga
1991-jun-1CommissionedUS LSD-47 USS Rushmore
1991-jun-2HomeportUS LSD-47 USS Rushmore
1992-may-9CommissionedUS LSD-48 USS Ashland
1992-may-10HomeportUS LSD-48 USS Ashland
1993-junTrialsUS LSD-41 USS Whidbey Island Conducted trials of the Quick Reaction Combat Capability, which became the Ship Self Defense System.
1995-sepHomeportUS LSD-43 USS Fort McHenry
2005-jun-3US LSD-46 USS Tortuga BALTOPS 05 participated with BALTOPS 05
2005-jun-17Port VisitUS LSD-46 USS Tortuga 17-20 june visit Kiel, Germany
2006-aprHomeportUS LSD-46 USS Tortuga
2006-aprHomeportUS LSD-43 USS Fort McHenry
2006-nov-6TrialsUS LSD-44 USS Gunston Hall Hosted modified Canadian CH-124B to explore effectiveness of their modification programme to provide an amphibious assault capability during a simulated attack on Camp Lejeune.
2010-jun-7US LSD-44 USS Gunston Hall BALTOPS 10
2012-oct-22Port VisitUS LSD-46 USS Tortuga 22-26 Oct visit Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
2013-jul-15US LSD-42 USS Germantown Talisman Saber 2013 Jul13 - Aug13 at the coast of Shoalwater Bay Training Aerea
2016-mar-3US LSD-43 USS Fort McHenry Cold Response 2016 To Norway for NATO exercise Cold Response 16. Only US Navy ship participating
2018-janDeploymentUS LSD-48 USS Ashland Part of Expeditionary Strike Group supporting USS Wasp in her Jan-Apr 2018 Pacfic deployment


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