LPD Design & Construction
The design of the San Antonio Amphibious Assault Ships was jointly developed by Navy, Marine Corps and industry stakeholders to provide superior performance over a broad range of operational requirements. Construction of the ships continues at Ingalls' shipyards in Pascagoula Mississippi and Avondale Louisiana.
LPD 17 provides the Navy and Marine Corps with modern, sea based platforms for execution of Expeditionary Warfare Missions. Each ship's survivability features allow the crew to confidently sail into harm's way and extend their reach with the compliment of air cushioned landing craft, helicopters or tilt rotor aircraft.
LPDs At Sea
The LPD 17 San Antonio Class
Keeping our sailors and Marines safe takes a ship as formidable as the LPD 17 San Antonio class of amphibious warships. The multi-mission LPD 17 class is survivable, capable, reliable, adaptable and affordable.
The able LPD
The History of American Amphibious Transport Dock Ships
Landing transport dock ships evolved as the Navy and Marine Corps sought ways to fulfill missions from the sea. They are the foundation for the 21st century war on terrorism, forward presence, war fighting and response to crises worldwide to protect America's vital interests anytime, anywhere.
The history of Amphibious Transport Dock Ships ›