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Ship Class Information

Ship Description

FORT LAUDERDALE (LPD 28)

The amphibious transport dock ship Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) is the 12th ship in the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. LPD 28 is named to honor the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in recognition of the city’s military history, including the Seminole Wars and Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale, which trained thousands of pilots starting in World War II, including the 41st U.S. President, George H.W. Bush.

The primary mission of the ship will be to embark, transport and land U.S. Marine Corps landing forces in a variety of expeditionary and special operations missions, while providing command and control, communications connectivity and medical services. The ship will support its embarked Marines and Sailors with amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs), landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vessels, MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters.

Ship Specifications

Propulsion: Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 hp (30 MW)

Length: 208.5 m (684 ft.) overall

Beam: 31.9 m (105 ft.) extreme

Displacement: 25,000 tons full

Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)

Crew: 32 Officers, 34 CPO/SNCO, and 330 Enlisted

Embarked: Marine Expeditionary Force of 60 Officers, 38 CPO/SNCO, and 552 Enlisted

Aircraft: Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and two MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously

Boats and Landing craft: Two LCACs, one LCU and 14 AAVs

Armament: Two 30 mm Bushmaster II cannons, for surface threat defense; two Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launchers for air defense

Other LPDs in this class

San Antonio (LPD 17)
San Antonio (LPD 17)
New Orleans (LPD 18)
New Orleans (LPD 18)
Mesa Verde (LPD 19)
Mesa Verde (LPD 19)
Green Bay (LPD 20)
Green Bay (LPD 20)
New York (LPD 21)
New York (LPD 21)
San Diego (LPD 22)
San Diego (LPD 22)
Anchorage (LPD 23)
Anchorage (LPD 23)
Arlington (LPD 24)
Arlington (LPD 24)
Somerset (LPD 25)
Somerset (LPD 25)
John P. Murtha (LPD 26)
John P. Murtha (LPD 26)
Portland (LPD 27)
Portland (LPD 27)
San Antonio (LPD 17)
New Orleans (LPD 18)
Mesa Verde (LPD 19)
Green Bay (LPD 20)
New York (LPD 21)
San Diego (LPD 22)
Anchorage (LPD 23)
Arlington (LPD 24)
Somerset (LPD 25)
John P. Murtha (LPD 26)
Portland (LPD 27)