amphibious assault ship

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amphibious assault ship

[‚am′fib·ē·əs ə′sȯlt ‚ship]
(naval architecture)
A ship designed to transport and land troops, equipment, and supplies by means of embarked helicopters.
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They were picked up and brought ashore in Italy by ships from the Italian Coast Guard, the Italian navy and others, including the British navy's amphibious transport ship HMS Bulwark, IOM spokesperson Leonard Doyle in a press briefing.
Its San Giorgio amphibious transport ship is coordinating the rescue operation.
Its San Giorgio amphibious transport ship coordinated the rescue operation.
The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt Laser Weapon System (LaWS) since late August.
The US Navy has deployed an amphibious transport ship to the Mediterranean, where five destroyers are already in place for possible missile strikes on Syria, a defence official said yesterday.
Equipped with a helicopter landing deck and space for troops, the amphibious transport ship, in service since 1971, can support an array of missions as a "forward staging base" involving special forces, countermine operations or repair work for warships, officials said.
Some 7/5 tones from the destroyed World Trade Center were used in the construction of the amphibious transport ship.
2 billion contract to build the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport ship, the Mississippi Press editorial board writes.
Currently, ARGs include a Marine expeditionary unit (MEU), an amphibious assault ship, a dock landing ship and an amphibious transport ship.
The USS Ponce, a 1970s-era amphibious transport ship, is undergoing an overhaul to support naval forces in the Middle East, said Admiral John Harvey, US Fleet Forces command chief, told reporters Tuesday.
On the heels of the Kidd-class transfer is the handoff of the USS Trenton amphibious transport ship to the Indian navy, a transaction that is scheduled for Jan.
NASDAQ/NMS-AVDL) announced that the General Accounting Office (GAO) has denied the protest by the Ingalls Shipbuilding team with respect to the initial contract to design, construct and support the LPD-17 amphibious transport ship, the Navy's next generation of amphibious ships.

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