Landing Ship/Platform Dock Austin class

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US San Antonio class 2006


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9750light (tn)
17350full load (tn)
174length (m)
25.60beam (m)
7draught (m)
21max speed (knots)
24000power (shp)


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    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 06
US USMC Sikorsky S-65 H-53 04
IN Indian Navy Sikorsky S-61 H-3 06

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US New York Naval Shipyard - 1
US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - Harbor Island6

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USUS NavyLPD-4USS AustinNEDO - 419652006
USUS NavyLPD-9USS Denver19682014
USUS NavyLPD-11USS CoronadoNEXU19702006
USUS NavyLPD-12USS Shreveport19702007
USUS NavyLPD-13USS Nashville19702009
USUS NavyLPD-14USS TrentonNEDG19712007
IN Indian Navy L41 INS Jalashwa 2007--
USUS NavyLPD-15USS Ponce19712012
AFSB(I)-15 USS Ponce 2012--
USUS NavyLPD-17San Antonio class USS San AntonioNSAT - 172006--
USUS NavyLPD-18San Antonio class USS New Orleans2007--
USUS NavyLPD-19San Antonio class USS Mesa VerdeNMVD - 192007--
USUS NavyLPD-20San Antonio class USS Green BayNGRB2009--
USUS NavyLPD-21San Antonio class USS New York2009--
USUS NavyLPD-22San Antonio class USS San DiegoNSAN2010--
USUS NavyLPD-23San Antonio class USS Anchorage2013--
USUS NavyLPD-24San Antonio class USS ArlingtonNARL - 242013--
USUS NavyLPD-25San Antonio class USS Somerset2014--

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1963-feb-4Laid downUS LPD-4 USS Austin
1964-may-15OrderedUS LPD-12 USS Shreveport
1964-jun-26LaunchedUS LPD-4 USS Austin
1964-jul-7Laid downUS LPD-9 USS Denver
1965-jan-23LaunchedUS LPD-9 USS Denver
1965-feb-6CommissionedUS LPD-4 USS Austin
1965-mayLaid downUS LPD-11 USS Coronado
1965-may-17OrderedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
1965-may-17OrderedUS LPD-14 USS Trenton
1965-dec-27Laid downUS LPD-12 USS Shreveport
1966-mar-14Laid downUS LPD-13 USS Nashville
1966-jul-30LaunchedUS LPD-11 USS Coronado
1966-aug-8Laid downUS LPD-14 USS Trenton
1966-oct-22LaunchedUS LPD-12 USS Shreveport
1966-oct-31Laid downUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
1967-oct-7LaunchedUS LPD-13 USS Nashville
1968-aug-3LaunchedUS LPD-14 USS Trenton
1968-oct-26CommissionedUS LPD-9 USS Denver
1970-feb-14CommissionedUS LPD-13 USS Nashville
1970-may-20LaunchedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
1970-jul-23CommissionedUS LPD-11 USS Coronado
1970-dec-10CommissionedUS LPD-12 USS Shreveport
1971-mar-6CommissionedUS LPD-14 USS Trenton
1971-jul-10CommissionedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
1976AircraftUS LPD-4 USS Austin Royal Navy Wessex XT461
1979US LPD-4 USS Austin Operation to evacuate in Iran U.S. Embassy
1980US LPD-11 USS Coronado Redesignated AGF-11
1984-marDeploymentUS LPD-4 USS Austin North Atlantic deployment including a RAS with RFA Grey Rover
1991-jan-5DeploymentUS LPD-14 USS Trenton Operation Eastern Exit while deployed on Operation Desert Shield in the Arabian Sea, was ordered to Mogadishu to assist in evacuation of Diplomatic staff. Launched 2 CH-53E of HMH-461, after cross-decking to USS Guam, with a 60 man evacuation protection team, while over 400nm out.
1991-augHomeportUS LPD-11 USS Coronado moved to San Diego, CA
2006-sep-27DecommissionedUS LPD-4 USS Austin
2006-sep-30DecommissionedUS LPD-11 USS Coronado
2007-jan-17DecommissionedUS LPD-14 USS Trenton
2007-jan-17StruckUS LPD-14 USS Trenton
2007-jan-17Fate: transferedUS LPD-14 USS Trenton to Indian Navy
2007-jun-22CommissionedIN L41 INS Jalashwa
2007-sep-26DecommissionedUS LPD-12 USS Shreveport
2009-may-22Fate: scrappedUS LPD-4 USS Austin to Brownsville, Texas
2009-sep-30DecommissionedUS LPD-13 USS Nashville
2012DecommissionedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce reclassified as AFSB(I)-15
2012-mayCommissionedUS AFSB(I)-15 USS Ponce Afloat Forward Staging Base
2012-sep-12Fate: sunkUS LPD-11 USS Coronado off Marianas
2013-dec-15US AFSB(I)-15 USS Ponce Apaches Texas National Guard training on board
2014HomeportUS LPD-9 USS Denver Sasebo, Japan
2014-aug-14DecommissionedUS LPD-9 USS Denver

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