landing ship dock

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landing ship dock

A ship designed to transport and launch loaded amphibious craft and/or amphibian vehicles with their crews and embarked personnel and/or equipment and to render limited docking and repair services to small ships and craft. Also called LSD.
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A more ambitious decision would include the regular deployment of an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), comprising a Navy element (think an amphibious assault ship, dock landing ship, or amphibious transport dock) in addition to an MEU.
The America ARG, led by Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3, consists of the San Diego, the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
Amphibious dock landing ship the USS Ashland, based in Japan, was nearby on a routine deployment and reached the damaged sailboat on Wednesday morning.
On Friday, replenishment oiler ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) and dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) dropped anchor at the Alava pier here, according to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
Also, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Stephen Tremble from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) received Best in Show for Contemporary Hot Pastry category.
An amphibious ready group typically comprises an LHA or LHD-class amphibious assault ship, LSD-class dock landing ship, LPD-dass amphibious transport dock, a Marine expeditionary unit and a variety of aircraft.
This year, three US warships - the guided missile destroyer USS John McCain, dock landing ship USNS Ashland and salvage ship USNS Safeguard - will be participating in CARAT Philippines 2014.
The USS Tortuga, an amphibious dock landing ship that had been docked at the U.
Navy said Friday it will start to deploy the Dock Landing Ship Germantown at Sasebo base, Nagasaki Prefecture, replacing the Harpers Ferry.
Sailors stow a fuel hose after fueling an aircraft aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50).
Navy Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship will be open for public tours, with a limited number of tours available.