USN – Current Amphibious Assault Ships

Amphibious Assault Ships (see also retired list)

Back to USN Current Carriers4 amphibious assault shipAmerica Class LHA LOA 844′ TDISP 46,000 tons (1, 1 building)

USS America LHA-6 (2014)USS America LHA-6 Sasebo 2016

USS Comstock (LSD 45) Conducts Replenishment at Sea
USS America during a Replenishment at Sea US Navy: 5697552 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart

USS Tripoli LHA-7 fitting out

The future USS Tripoli about to be launched US Navy: 3354002

USS Tripoli LHA-7 Pascagoula MS 2019

Wasp Class LHD LOA 843′ TDISP 41,000 tons Amphibious Assault Ship (8)

USS Bataan LHD-5 2019 USN Official 5713374 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie

USS Wasp LHD-1 (1989)USS Wasp LHD-1 Norfolk VA 2002USS Essex LHD-2 (1992)USS Essex LHD-2 Pescagoula 1992.jpg

USS Essex, Pohang, Republic of Korea 2006 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-01637 JO3 Adam R. Cole, USN

USS Essex LHD-2 San Diego 2000USS Kearsarge LHD-3 (1993)USS Kearsarge LHD-3 Norfolk 2010

USS Boxer LHD-4 (1995)

USS Boxer 1998 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-01-09531

USS Boxer LHD-4 San Diego 2012

USS Bataan LHD-5 (1997)USS Bataan LHD-5 Norfolk 2019USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 (1998)USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 Okinawa 2014

USS Bonhomme Richard 2006 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-02593 PHAA Bryan Niegel, USN

USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 (2001)

An LCAC exits the well deck of USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 Persian Gulf, 2006 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-11686 MC3 John S. Skrzyniarz, USN

USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 Mayport FL 2018USS Makin Island LHD-8 (2009) and USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 (1998)USS Makin Island LHD-8 and USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 San Diego 2018

Tarawa artist concept NARA
1984 artist’s conception, showing operations of both LCAC docking and Harrier flying. NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-85-00439 Ingalls Shipbuilding
And what they actually built! USS Kearsarge LHD-3, 1999 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-04-13207 CWO2 Seth Rossman, USN
LCAC in Wasp class NARA
View of interior of well deck toward stern gate, USS Wasp LHD-3, showing 3 LCAC craft, 1998. NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-01-09016 PH3 Kenneth A. Pace, USN

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