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Amphibious transport dock


Amphibious transport dock

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 1
    • In service 1.1
    • Decommissioned 1.2
  • Gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

LPD Classes

In service

Country Class In service Commissioned Length Displacement (mt)
 Algeria Kalaat Béni Abbès 1 2015 140 m (460 ft) 9000
 Brazil Foudre 1 (Ex-France) 2016 168 m (551 ft) 12,000
 Chile Foudre 1 (Ex-France) 2011 168 m (551 ft) 12,000
 China Type 071 (Yuzhao)[2] 3 2007 210 m (690 ft) 20,000
 India Austin 1 2007 173.7 m (570 ft) 16,600
 Indonesia Makassar 4 2007 125 m (410 ft) 11,394
 Italy San Giorgio 3 1987 133 m (436 ft) 7,980
 Japan Ōsumi 3 1998 178 m (584 ft) 14,000
 Netherlands Rotterdam 2 1997 166 m (545 ft) 12,750 (Rotterdam)
16,800 (Johan de Witt)
 Netherlands Karel Doorman-class support ship 1 2015 204,7 27,800
 Peru Makassar 2 on order[3] 105 m (344 ft) 11,394
 Philippines Makassar 2 on order[4] 123 m (404 ft) 11,394
 Singapore Endurance 4 2000 141 m (463 ft) 8,500
 Spain Galicia 2 1998 166 m (545 ft) 13,815
 Thailand Endurance 1 2012 141 m (463 ft) 8,500
 United Kingdom Albion 2 2003 176 m (577 ft) 19,560
 United States Austin 1 1965 173 m (568 ft) 16,914
San Antonio 9 2006 208 m (682 ft) 24,900



See also


  1. ^ "Northrop wins contract add-on for 10th LPD-class amphibious transport dock ship". The Mississippi Press. 30 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chinese Amphibious Type 071 Class Landing Platform Dock". May 2, 2013. 
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