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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The RFA Mounts Bay, a Landing Ship Dock, has provided more than 1,200 cases of water, 1,300 food ration packs and 500 shelter kits.
These included the UK's RFA Cardigan Bay, a Bay-class landing ship dock, and HMS Middleton, a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel, as well as India's INS Kolkata, the lead ship of the Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyers.
Furthermore, displaying two of its warships, The Royal Navy of the UK will display Bay-class landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and two Hunt mine countermeasures vessel HMS Middleton, which is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel.
The RFA Mounts Bay is a Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which first visited the British Virgin Islands in July for a familiarisation visit.
The ARG comprised the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan, Arlington's sister ship USS Mesa Verde, and the Whidbey Island-class landing ship dock (LSD) vessel USS Carter Hall.
The Royal Navy's RFA Mounts Bay, an auxiliary landing ship dock carrying marines and army engineers, is already in the region to help with the rescue and relief efforts.
Second, the Largs Bay is not a frigate, she is LSD(A), Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) and could not be further removed from a frigate than a submarine is to an aircraft carrier.
The landing ship dock has provided a vital platform in the Northern Gulf over the last three years providing support and training facilities to Iraqi, US and UK units stationed in the area.
"RFA Cardigan Bay," a landing ship dock, has provided back-up and training
The continued support to the four resulting Landing Ship Dock LSD(A) ships, together with new Royal Navy vessels and export warships under construction by BAE Systems Surface Ships and Babcock Marine, remains a significant part of the company's business today.
The Carter Hall is a landing ship dock, designed to transport and launch as many as 500 Marines into combat, with their equipment and vehicles, aboard amphibious craft.
The Royal Navy's RFA Mounts Bay, an auxiliary d landing ship dock carrying marines and army engineers, is already in the region to help with the rescue and relief efforts.