WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Amphibious


Country of Origin: USA

The amphibious ships of the WHIDBEY ISLAND class were constructed as replacements for the THOMASTON (LSD-28) class , being designed to provide the capability to carry air cushion landing craft (LCAC). The LSD-41s were originally intended to be a near repeat of the earlier ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) class, but they developed with a much different design. LSD-47 is the "smart ship" trials ship for the amphibious Navy, and was conceived as a labor-saving device. The entire class was to be fitted...

 

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