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WASP-class  (LHD)


DISPLACEMENT: 40,532
LENGTH: 844 ft.
BEAM: 140.1 ft
DRAUGHT: 26.6 ft
SPEED: 22 knots
ARMAMENT: Missles: 2 RAM
launchers, 2 Sea Sparrow
launchers; Guns: 3 20 mm CIWS,
4 50 cal. machine guns, 4 25 mm
machine guns.
COMPLEMENT: 1,108 Sailors;
1,687 Marines.
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USS WASP (LHD 1)
USS BATAAN (LHD 4)
USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)
USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7)
USS NASSAU (LHA 4)
TARAWA-class  
(LHA)


DISPLACEMENT: 39,400
LENGTH: 820 ft.
BEAM: 106 ft
DRAUGHT: 25.9 ft
SPEED: 24 knots
ARMAMENT: Missles: 2
RAM launchers; Guns: 2 20
mm CIWS, 3 50 cal. machine
guns, 4 25 mm machine guns.
COMPLEMENT: 964 Sailors;
1,900 Marines.
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USS SAIPAN (LHA 2)
(decommissioned)
SAN ANTONIO-
class  (LPD)


DISPLACEMENT: 24,900
LENGTH: 684 ft.
BEAM: 105 ft
DRAUGHT: 23 ft
SPEED: 22 knots
ARMAMENT: Missles: 2
RAM launchers; Guns: 2
Mk46 Miod 1 30 mm gun
systems, 10 .50 cal. machine
guns.
COMPLEMENT: 350
Sailors; 800 Marines.
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Above: USS San Antonio (LPD 17)

Below: USS New York (LPD 21)
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