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LSD-41 Whidbey Island class

Specifications
Propulsion Four Colt Industries 16 Cylinder Diesels,
two shafts, 41,600 shp max (33,600 normal)
Two five-blade Controllable Pitch Propellers
Length Overall Length: 610 ft
Waterline Length: 580 ft
Beam Extreme Beam: 84 ft
Waterline Beam: 84 ft
Draft Maximum Navigational Draft: 21 ft
Draft Limit: 21 ft
Displacement Light Displacement: 11471 tons
Full Displacement: 16360 tons
Dead Weight: 4889 tons
Well Deck440 feet long, 50 feet wide, floodable to 10 feet aft, 6 feet forward
Water Barrier12 feet 3 inches high, 50 feet long,
divides well deck into forward (dry) and aft (wet) compartments
Helicopter DeckTwo spots, 212 feet long, 83 feet wide
Speed 20+ knots (23.5+ miles per hour)
Range 8,000 nm @ 20 knots
Fuel 2,000 tons
Endurance 75 days
Landing Craft 4 LCAC Landing Craft, Air Cushion
Combat Systems AN/SPS-49 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SPS-64 Navigation Radar
High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) [LSD-45 Comstock]
AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Counter Measures set
MK XII Centralized Identification Friend or Foe/Ship Defense CIFF-SD
MK-36, MOD-6 SRBOC
AN/SLQ-25 (NIXIE) Torpedo Counter Measures system
Armament 2 - 25mm MK 38 Bushmaster Machine Guns
2 - 20mm MK 15 Phalanx CIWS mounts
6 - .50 cal. machine guns
2 - MK 31 Guided Missile Weapons System
with 21 - Rolling Airframe Missile SAM (LSD 41 & 46 only)
Generators Four Fairbanks-Morse 12 cylinder Ship Service Diesel Generators, each capable of producing 1300 kw.
Ship's Boats One Mk-6 50 foot Utility boat
Two Mk-12 36 foot LCP (L)'s
One 14 foot punt
Cranes One 15-ton gantry crane
One 20-ton fixed kingpost crane
One 60-ton fixed kingpost crane
Turntables 36 foot diameter, 360 degree rotation, capable of handling two MK-55 trucks
Crew 413 - Ships Company: 22 Officers, 19 Chief Petty Officers, 372 Enlisted, OR
347 - Ships Company: 20 Officers, 25 Chief Petty Officers, 302 Enlisted
402 - Marines: 27 officers, 375 enlisted (including 64 LCAC personnel)
102 - surge: 7 officers, 95 enlisted emergency accommodations
Unit Operating Cost
Annual Average
$20,000,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]



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