Amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD-24)

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Classification

Type:
type: Amphibious transport dock

Basic information

Namesake:
Arlington County, Virginia
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
22600 t
Length:
208 m
Length (waterline):
201 m
Beam (overall):
32 m
Beam:
30 m
Draught:
7 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Colt-Pielstick diesel engines 40,000 hp (30 MW)
  • 2 * single reversing reduction gears
  • 2 * inboard rotating fixed pitch propellers
Speed:
22 knots

Crew

Complement:
364

Combat assets

Troops:
800
Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * LCACs (air cushion)
  • or 1 * LCU (conventional)
Electronics:
  • AN/SPS-48G
  • AN/SPQ-9B
  • AN/SLQ-32
Armament:
  • 2 * 30 mm MK46 cannons for surface threat defense
  • 2 * RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense & missile defense
Aircraft:

4 * MH-60S Seahawk (Knighthawk) helicopters or 2 * MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously

USS Arlington (LPD-24), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington, Virginia, the location of the Pentagon. Like her sister ships, USS New York and Somerset, she is named in commemoration of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the 11 September attacks is displayed aboard in the ship's museum.

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