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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Ingalls Shipbuilding revenues for the first quarter were $584 million, a decrease of $1 million from the same period in 2018, primarily driven by lower revenues in surface combatants, largely offset by higher revenues in amphibious assault ships and the Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) program.
It will replace the 844-foot-long amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), which is slated to head back to the U.S.
Caption: Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity engineers and technical experts tested various command and control systems in the afloat environment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) Sept.
Caption: Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 21 1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), load ordnance into an F-35B Lightning II aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in preparation for the F-35B's first combat strike.
These amphibious assault ships project power from the sea, serving as the cornerstone of the amphibious ready group.
She is the eighth vessel to bear the name and the second ship in the Mistral-class (class of three assault ships or helicopter carriers of French Navy) amphibious assault ship series.
The exercise's amphibious capability was based around 300 US marines embarked in the San Antonio/LPD 17-class amphibious assault ship USS Arlington.
The search includes an HC-130 plane, a fast-response cutter, the USS Kearsage amphibious assault ship and navy helicopters.
Search and rescue efforts are under way, with helicopters and Marine Corps Ospreys aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America in addition with the Singaporean ships and helicopters responding, reports CNN quoting the US Navy.
US Navy Commander Bill Urban, an official spokesman, said the amphibious assault ship Bataan, the guided-missile destroyer Cole and the dry cargo ship Washington Chambers had been maneuvering through the Strait of Hormuz June 13 when an Iranian vessel pulled alongside the US ships, shined a spotlight on the Cole and then trained a laser on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter flown by Marines from the Bataan.
Caption: A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
The amphibious assault ship Wasp, seen here in late July, is in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.

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