USS San Antonio

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USS San Antonio

  1. 2. The USS San Antonio : <ul><li>Namesake of a class of amphibious transport dock ships. </li></ul><ul><li>LPDs transport and land US Marines and their equipment and supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>Construction began in August 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered to the Navy in July 2005. </li></ul>
  2. 7. A few facts about USS San Antonio : <ul><li>Length: 684 feet (208.5 meters) </li></ul><ul><li>Width: 105 feet (31.9 meters) </li></ul><ul><li>Speed: 22+ knots (24.2 mph, 38.7 kph) </li></ul><ul><li>Crew: 360 Sailors (28 officers, 332 enlisted) and 3 Marines </li></ul><ul><li>Landing Force: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted) </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft: Two CH53E Super Stallion helicopters or two MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft or up to four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, AH-1 or UH-1 helicopters </li></ul><ul><li>Landing/Attack Craft: Two LCACs or one LCU; and 14 Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles/Amphibious Assault Vehicles </li></ul>
  3. 9. Credits: <ul><li>Photos courtesy of the US Navy (www.navy.mil). All photos are in the public domain. </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics taken from the public domain US Navy Fact File: Amphibious Transport Dock – LPD ( www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=600&ct=4 ) </li></ul>

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