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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Caption: A French Navy L-CAT landing catamaran, launched from the amphibious assault ship Mistral (background), approaches the well-deck of the US amphibious vessel USS Wasp, during the 'Bold Alligator' amphibious exercise off the US east coast in 2012.
Also supporting relief efforts were amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) and their near-2,000 combined Sailors and Marines, which provided expeditionary logistic support, medium- and heavy-lift air support, medical support, maritime civil affairs and maritime security.
Several of our proposed solutions were similar to solutions utilized by other amphibious assault ships," said Marino.
According to Military Times, the US amphibious assault ship Wasp, carrying an element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is standing by in the vicinity of Libya, sources said.
The early industry involvement contracts were awarded to US shipyards that have the facilities and resources to build a large-deck amphibious assault ship without major recapitalization.
Previously, an amphibious assault ship hit an oiler while on its way to San Diego.
Summary: Around 2,100 sailors, US Marine Corps, US Navy commanders and other onboard crew members participated along with representatives from the Royal Saudi Navy and the Foreign Affairs Ministry in the official reception of American amphibious assault ship "USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)," which docked at Jeddah Islamic Port on Tuesday.
ONE of the Royal Navy's former aircraft carriers has been put through its paces for its new role as an amphibious assault ship.
The amphibious assault ship has just returned from a busy deployment in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, where she supported NATO operations off the Libyan coast.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday he has dispatched several naval vessels, including the Kearsarge amphibious assault ship, to the Mediterranean to prepare for emergency evacuations from Libya and humanitarian relief activities.
Te initial design of these ships was intended to incorporate the capabilities of four different ship types: the amphibious assault ship, the amphibious transport dock, the amphibious cargo ship and the amphibious dock landing ship.
The simulated enemy ballistic missile is expected to be launched from the deck of the decommissioned amphibious assault ship Tripoli.

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