dock landing ship


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dock landing ship

[¦däk ′land·iŋ ‚ship]
(naval architecture)
An amphibious warfare ship which transports and supports landing craft and can quickly unload troops and equipment onto a beach. Designated LSD.
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Funding an additional ship would allow companies to retain their workers and supply chain as the Navy gears up to buy a new class of dock landing ships, called the LX(R), said Brian Schires, chairman of the coalition and vice president of naval marine programs for Rolls Royce Marine North America.
The USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard, and the USS Harpers Ferry and USS Germantown amphibious dock landing ships have arrived in the Sea of Japan and will conduct operations from Japan's west coast due to concerns about radiation levels closer to the Fukushima reactor site on the east coast.
Two American ships, amphibious assault vessel USS Essex and dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry prepare to get under way from Subic Bay, Philippines, to join the relief operation on the island of Leyte.
An amphibious ready group typically consists of an amphibious assault ship, an amphibious transport dock ship, and a dock landing ship, along with a Marine Expeditionary Unit.
The dock landing ship arrived Sunday from Sasebo in southwestern Japan.
Navy to modernize the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46).
While underway April 11, Ford was the closest available responder when a Sailor on dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) required medical evacuation.
He added the United States Navy would use one of its destroyers, USS Halsey, a dock landing ship, USS Ashland, and a rescue ship, USS Safeguard.
I have served aboard an aircraft carrier, a destroyer, an ammunition ship and an amphibious dock landing ship, and of all the money the Navy has spent on aircraft and ships and submarines and materiel, the most important aspect that the Navy can spend their money on is .
Consisting of more than 4,500 Sailors and Marines, the Boxer ARG/13th MEU is composed of its command ship, amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).
MANILA -- An amphibious dock landing ship of the United States 7th Fleet will arrive in Manila on Tuesday to participate in the US-RP Balikatan exercises, the US Embassy said.