Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48)

RBJ
1 year ago
Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) 0Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) 1Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) 2Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) 3Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) 4Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) 5Dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) 6
Yes
Yes

Classification

Type:
type: Dock landing ship

Basic information

Namesake:
Ashland is the name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, located in Lexington, Kentucky, in the central Bluegrass region of the state.
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 Ashland (LSD-48) is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship to be named for Ashland, the home of Henry Clay, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Ashland was laid down on 4 April 1988, by the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.; launched and christened on 11 November 1989, sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Foley, wife of Admiral Sylvester R. Foley, Jr. (Ret.); and commissioned on 9 May 1992, at New Orleans. As of 2013, Ashland is homeported at Sasebo, Japan, and assigned to Amphibious Squadron 11.

No comments yet. Be the first to add a comment!