Amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD-25)

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Classification

Type:
type: Amphibious transport dock

Basic information

Namesake:
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Avondale Shipyard
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
369970850

Ship measurements

Displacement:
25000 t
Length:
208.5 m
Length (waterline):
201.4 m
Beam (overall):
31.9 m
Beam:
29.5 m
Draught:
7 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Colt-Pielstick diesel engines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 40,000 hp (30 MW)
Speed:
22 knots

Crew

Complement:
360

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 * Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns,¬†fore and aft
  • 2 * RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile, fore and aft
Aircraft:

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

USS Somerset (LPD-25) is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock of the United States Navy. Somerset is the fourth Navy vessel, and the second warship to bear the name; the first two being a wooden-hulled motorboat and a ferry. The first warship, an armed cargo ship from World War II, was named for the Somerset Counties of Maine, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania collectively. This ship was named specifically for Somerset County Pennsylvania, in honor of the passengers who died on United Airlines Flight 93, hijacked during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

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