Dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47)

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Classification

Type:
type: Dock landing ship

Basic information

Namesake:
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered around a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Avondale Shipyard
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

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 Rushmore (LSD-47) is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was the second navy ship to be named for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She is the seventh ship in her class of dock landing ships and the fourth ship in that class to serve in the United States Pacific Fleet.

Rushmore (LSD-47) was laid down on 9 November 1987, by the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans; launched on 6 May 1989, sponsored by Mrs. Meredith Brokaw, wife of NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw; and commissioned on 1 June 1991, at New Orleans.

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