Dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41)

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Classification

Type:
type: Dock landing ship

Basic information

Namesake:
Whidbey Island is the largest of the islands composing Island County, Washington, in the United States.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
338971000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
16500 t
Length:
190 m
Beam:
26 m
Draught:
6.4 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Colt Industries, 16-cylinder diesel engines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 33,000 shp (25 MW)
Speed:
20 knots

Crew

Complement:
413

Combat assets

Troops:
504
Boats & landing craft:

In dock:

  • 4 * LCACs (Landing Craft Air Cushion)
  • or 21 * LCM-6 (landing craft mechanized)
  • or up to 36 * AAV (Amphibious Assault Vehicles)
  • or 3 * LCUs (Landing Craft Utility)

On deck:

  • 1 * LCM-6
  • 2 * LCPL (Landing Craft Personnel (Large))
  • 1 * LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel)
Armament:
  • 2 * 25 mm Mk 38 cannons
  • 2 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
  • 2 * Rolling Airframe Missile
  • 6 * .50 caliber M2HB machine guns
Aircraft:
  • Large helicopter platform aft
  • No hangar

USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was named for Whidbey Island, in Puget Sound, Washington, the location of NAS Whidbey Island; the name ultimately derives from the sailor, explorer and engineer Joseph Whidbey.

Whidbey Island was laid down on 4 August 1981, by the Lockheed Shipbuilding, Seattle, Wa.; launched on 10 June 1983, sponsored by Mrs. Sally Gorton, wife of Senator Slade Gorton; and commissioned on 9 February 1985, Commander P.M. Muldoon in command.

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