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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Earlier this month, the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry was deployed to the Black Sea where its crew trained with sailors from the Romanian Navy.
"So far we are still repairing the landing dock of our LSD or Dock landing ship. Without that we cannot bring materials," Lorenzana told reporters.
The America ARG consists of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), operated with embarked 15th MEU, the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, detachments from Assault Craft Unit 5, Naval Beach Group 1, Beachmaster Unit 1, Fleet Surgical Team 1 and Tactical Air Control Squadron 11.
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).
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.
The USS Tortuga, an amphibious dock landing ship that had been docked at the U.S.
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).
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.