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LPD, Navy ship, San Antonio


<ul><li> 1. </li></ul> <p> 2. TheUSS San Antonio : </p> <ul><li>Namesake of a class of amphibious transport dock ships. </li></ul> <ul><li>LPDs transport and land US Marines and their equipment and supplies. </li></ul> <ul><li>Construction began in August 2000. </li></ul> <ul><li>Delivered to the Navy in July 2005. </li></ul> <p> 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. A few facts aboutUSS San Antonio : </p> <ul><li>Length: 684 feet (208.5 meters) </li></ul> <ul><li>Width: 105 feet (31.9 meters) </li></ul> <ul><li>Speed: 22+ knots (24.2 mph, 38.7 kph) </li></ul> <ul><li>Crew:360 Sailors (28 officers, 332 enlisted) and 3 Marines </li></ul> <ul><li>Landing Force:699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted) </li></ul> <ul><li>Aircraft:Two CH53ESuper Stallionhelicopters or two MV-22Ospreytilt rotor aircraft or up to four CH-46Sea Knighthelicopters, AH-1 or UH-1 helicopters </li></ul> <ul><li>Landing/Attack Craft: Two LCACs or one LCU; and 14 Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles/Amphibious Assault Vehicles </li></ul> <p> 8. 9. Credits: </p> <ul><li>Photos courtesy of the US Navy ( All photos are in the public domain. </li></ul> <ul><li>Statistics taken from the public domain US Navy Fact File:Amphibious Transport Dock LPD(;tid=600&amp;ct=4 ) </li></ul>