attack cargo ship


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attack cargo ship

A naval ship designed or converted to transport combat-loaded cargo in an assault landing. Capabilities as to carrying landing craft, speed of ship, armament, and size of hatches and booms are greater than those of comparable cargo ship types. Designated as LKA.
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Marquette was built: this one a 450-foot attack cargo ship, named for the counties in Michigan and Wisconsin.
18 (1958) The United States Navy attack cargo ship, "Rankin" (named for Rankin County) was part of the amphibious force that landed 5,000 U.
Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a quartermaster aboard the attack cargo ship, USS UVALDE (AKA-88).