Austin class Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD Ogden Duluth Cleveland Dubuque Denver Juneau Coronado Shreveport Nashville Trenton Ponce US Navy

 

 

Note that some sources consider Cleveland and Trenton ships to be a part of the Austin class, but other sources list them as a separate class.

Units

in service

builder

LPD 4 USS Austin

1965

decommissioned in 2006

LPD 5 USS Ogden

1965

decommissioned in 2007

LPD 6 USS Duluth

1965

decommissioned in 2005

LPD 7 USS Cleveland

1967

decommissioned in 2011

LPD 8 USS Dubuque

1967

decommissioned in 2011

LPD 9 USS Denver

1968

forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan

LPD 10 USS Juneau

1969

decommissioned in 2008

LPD 11 USS Coronado

1970

decommissioned in 2005

LPD 12 USS Shreveport

1970

decommissioned in 2007

LPD 13 USS Nashville

1970

decommissioned in 2009

LPD 14 USS Trenton

1971

decommissioned in 2007

LPD 15 USS Ponce

1971

in service as Afloat Forward Staging Base, Interim / AFSB(I) - USS Ponce

 

specifications / technical data:

Displacement:

9201 tons (light) / 16914 tons (full load)

Length:

173,4 meters

Beam:

32 meters

Draft:

7 meters (navigational) / 10,4 meters (ballasted)

Speed:

21 knots (= 39 km/h)

Propulsion:

2 600psi Foster-Wheeler boilers / 2 DeLaval steam turbines (24000 shp per shaft) / 2 shafts, 2 propellers

Aircraft:

up to 4 helicopter landing spaces / telescopic-hangar for 1 helicopter (LPD-4 USS Austin had no hangar)

EFV / AAV:

up to 24 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV)

 

Cargo Capacity: 2,500 tons
Well deck: 7,000 sq. feet
Well deck capacity: One LCU, or one LCAC, or two LCM-8, or four LCM-6
Helicopter landing capacity: Two CH-46/CH-53/MV-22 equivalents, or four UH-1/AH-1 equivalents,

or two AV-8B Harriers
Vehicle stowage: 14,000 sq. feet
Aircraft stowage: 14,700 sq. feet
Weapons ordnance stowage: 53,300 cu. feet

Armament:

4 x Mk-33 3-inch/50-caliber twin guns (removed later)

2 x Mk-38 Mod.1 machine gun systems (MGS)

2 x Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS

8 x .50 cal. (12,7mm) machine guns

Complement:

ship: 420 sailors (24 officers / 396 enlisted)

landing force: 840 Marines + 90 flag/staff

 

class & detail images

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-9 USS Denver

 

LPD-6 USS Duluth Austin class amphibious transport dock

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-13 USS Nashville

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Ogden LPD-5

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-10 USS Juneau

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-15 USS Ponce

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-8 USS Dubuque

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-5 USS Ogden

 

LPD-6 USS Duluth Austin class amphibious transport dock

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-13 USS Nashville

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-9 USS Denver

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-9 USS Denver

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-6 USS Duluth

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-5 USS Duluth

 

LPD-6 USS Duluth Austin class amphibious transport dock

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-5 USS Ogden

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-6 USS Duluth

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-7 USS Cleveland

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Duluth LPD-6

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-9 USS Denver

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-14 USS Trenton

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Trenton LPD-14 superstructure details

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-14 USS Trenton flight deck hangar

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-14 USS Trenton

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Trenton LPD-14 details

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-14 USS Trenton mast and antenna details

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-14 USS Trenton mast radar antenna

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-14 USS Trenton

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-9 USS Denver well deck lcac

 

USS Austin LPD-4 amphibious transport dock well deck flight deck

LPD-4 USS Austin (note, Austin has no hangar)

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-7 USS Cleveland

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-10 USS Juneau

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Ogden LPD-5 well deck stern gate lcu

 

LPD-9 USS Denver well deck stern gate AAV well deck

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Juneau LPD-10

 

Austin class LPD-15 USS Ponce

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-7 USS Cleveland well deck operations

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-10 USS Juneau well deck AAV

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-7 USS Cleveland well deck LCU

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-7 USS Cleveland well deck LCU LARC

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-9 USS Denver AAV's in well deck

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Juneau LPD-10

 

Austin class LPD-8 USS Dubuque well deck LCU AAV

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-9 USS Denver well deck LCU stern gate

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock USS Ponce LPD-15

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD-15 USS Ponce upper vehicle storage bay

 

 

armament

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock Mk-33 3"/50 3-inch 50-caliber twin gun

4 x Mk-33 3/50-caliber twin guns aboard USS Juneau (LPD-10)

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD Mk-33 3-inch 50-caliber 3"/50 enclosed twin gun and Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS

1 Mk-33 3/50-caliber enclosed twin gun and 1 Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS aboard USS Ponce LPD-15)

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD Mk-33 3"/50-caliber enclosed twin gun and Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS

1 Mk-33 3/50-caliber enclosed twin gun and 1 Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS aboard USS Ponce LPD-15)

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock LPD Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS close in weapon system

2 Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS aboard USS Juneau (LPD-10) - all 4 Mk-33 3/50 were removed

 

Austin class amphibious transport dock Mk-38 Mod.1 machine gun system MGS

Mk-38 Mod.1 25mm machine gun system aboard USS Nashville (LPD-13)

 

 

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