Austin class amphibious transport dock

Austin-class amphibious transport dock
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USS Ogden (LPD-5)
Class Overview
Class type:amphibious transport dock
Class name:The city of Austin
Preceded by:Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock
Succeeded by:San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock
Ships of the class:Austin, Ogden, Duluth, Cleveland, Dubuque, Denver, Juneau, Coronado, Shreveport, Nashville, Trenton, Ponce


The Austin class of amphibious transport dock followed the Raleigh class and was followed by the San Antonio classes. Note that some sources consider Cleveland and Trenton ships to be a part of the Austin class, but the Naval Vessel Registry lists them as a separate class.

General characteristics

  • Unit cost: US$235-419 million
  • Power plant: Two boilers, two steam turbines, two shafts, 24,000 shaft horsepower (17.9 MW)
  • Length: 171 m (570 ft)
  • Beam: 25.2 m (84 ft)
  • Displacement: Over 17,000 tons full load
  • Speed: 21 knots (24.2 mph, 38.7 km/h)
  • Aircraft: Up to six CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
  • Ship's company: 24 officers, 396 enlisted, 900 marines
  • Armament: 2 x 25 mm Mk 38 guns; two Phalanx CIWS; and eight .50-calibre machine guns.

Ships

Ship Builder Homeport
USS Austin (LPD-4)(decommissioned)New York Naval ShipyardNorfolk, Virginia
USS Ogden (LPD-5)(decommissioned)New York Naval ShipyardSan Diego, California
USS Duluth (LPD-6)(decommissioned)New York Naval ShipyardSan Diego, California
USS Cleveland (LPD-7)Ingalls ShipbuildingSan Diego, California
USS Dubuque (LPD-8)Ingalls ShipbuildingSan Diego, California
USS Denver (LPD-9)Lockheed ShipbuildingSan Diego, California
USS Juneau (LPD-10)Lockheed ShipbuildingSasebo, Japan
USS Coronado (LPD/AGF-11)(decommissioned)Lockheed ShipbuildingSan Diego, California
USS Shreveport (LPD-12)(decommissioned)Lockheed ShipbuildingNorfolk, Virginia
USS Nashville (LPD-13)Lockheed ShipbuildingNorfolk, Virginia
USS Trenton (LPD-14)(decommissioned)Lockheed ShipbuildingNorfolk, Virginia
USS Ponce (LPD-15)Lockheed ShipbuildingNorfolk, Virginia


An amphibious transport dock (also called a landing platform dock or LPD) is an amphibious assault ship, a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions.
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City of Austin

Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World[1]
Location in the state of Texas
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The San Antonio class is the United States Navy's primary class of amphibious transport dock (LPD). It is replacing the older Austin-, Cleveland-, and Trenton- class LPDs as well as the Anchorage-class dock landing ships,
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An amphibious transport dock (also called a landing platform dock or LPD) is an amphibious assault ship, a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions.
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The San Antonio class is the United States Navy's primary class of amphibious transport dock (LPD). It is replacing the older Austin-, Cleveland-, and Trenton- class LPDs as well as the Anchorage-class dock landing ships,
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The Naval Vessel Register (NVR) is the official inventory of ships and service craft in custody of or titled by the United States Navy. It contains information on ships and service craft that make up the official inventory of the Navy from the time a vessel is authorized
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The Phalanx CIWS (Close-in weapon system, pronounced see-wiz) is an anti-missile system that was designed and manufactured by the General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division. It is now manufactured by the Raytheon Company.
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USS Austin (LPD-4) was the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport dock ships in the United States Navy. Austin was named in honor of the city of Austin, Texas which in turn was named in honor of Stephen F.
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The United States Navy Yard, New York - better known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard or the New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY) - is located 1.7 miles northeast of the Battery on the Brooklyn side of the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the East River
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Norfolk, Virginia

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Motto: Crescas (Latin for, "Thou shalt grow.")
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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USS Ogden (LPD-5), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Utah, which in turn was named for Peter Skene Ogden, Canadian explorer and fur trader.
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City of San Diego
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Nickname: America's Finest City
Motto: Semper Vigilans (Latin: Ever Vigilant)
Location of San Diego
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USS Duluth (LPD-6), an Austin class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy named for the city in Minnesota.

Duluth was laid down on 18 December 1963 by the New York Naval Shipyard.
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USS Cleveland (LPD-7), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Ohio. Her keel was laid down at Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Mississippi.
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Ingalls Shipbuilding is a shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, originally established in 1938, and is now part of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. It is a leading producer of ships for the US Navy, and at 10,900 employees, the largest private employer in Mississippi.
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City of San Diego
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Nickname: America's Finest City
Motto: Semper Vigilans (Latin: Ever Vigilant)
Location of San Diego
within San Diego County
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USS Dubuque (LPD-8), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city of Dubuque, Iowa. Her keel was laid down on 25 January 1965 by Ingalls Shipbuilding.
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USS Denver (LPD-9), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of United States Navy to bear this name. Denver’s keel was laid July 7, 1964 at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Washington.
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Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, aka Lockheed Shipbuilding, was a shipyard in Seattle, Washington on Harbor Island at the mouth of the Duwamish River. Founded in 1898 as the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, the company that built Harbor Island, it was
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USS Juneau (LPD-10), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the capital of Alaska.
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USS Coronado (LPD/AGF-11) is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in California. She was designed as an Austin-class amphibious transport dock (LPD), one of seven fitted with an additional superstructure level for command ship duties.
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USS Shreveport (LPD-12) is an Austin-class American amphibious transport dock. It is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Louisiana.
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Norfolk, Virginia

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Motto: Crescas (Latin for, "Thou shalt grow.")
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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USS Nashville (LPD-13), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Tennessee. Her keel was laid down on 14 March 1966 by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company of Seattle,
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USS Trenton (LPD-14), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the capital of New Jersey.

History as the Trenton

Building process


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USS Ponce (LPD-15), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which in turn was named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, the discoverer of Florida
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An amphibious transport dock (also called a landing platform dock or LPD) is an amphibious assault ship, a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions.
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USS Austin (LPD-4) was the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport dock ships in the United States Navy. Austin was named in honor of the city of Austin, Texas which in turn was named in honor of Stephen F.
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USS Ogden (LPD-5), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Utah, which in turn was named for Peter Skene Ogden, Canadian explorer and fur trader.
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