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LPD 4 Austin  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1965
Total Production: 12
Unitary Cost: USD$419 million
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: LPD 4 Austin
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1965
Total Production: 12
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Description: LPD 4 Austin class Landing Platform Dock (LPD) are warships that embark, transport, and land elements of a landing force for a variety of expeditionary warfare missions. These ships can transport heavy armored vehicles, landing craft, troops, equipment, and up to six medium helicopters, typically CH-46, in support of amphibious landings. LPD 4 propulsion system includes two boilers, two steam turbines, two shafts developing 24,000 shaft horsepower.

Self-protection weaponry installed on these ships comprises two 25mm Mk 38 guns, two Mk 15 Phalanx guns and eight 12.7mm machine guns. The US Navy commissioned 12 Austin-class LPDs between 1965 and 1971. They served in support of Vietnam war and operations Desert Storm in 1990 and Iraqi Freedom in 2003. The US Navy plans for replacement of these ships by San Antonio class LPDs.

The USS Duluth (LPD-6) was decommissioned at Naval Station San Diego September 28, 2005 after serving the US Navy for 39 years. The US Navy decommissioned amphibious assault ship USS Austin (LPD 4) September 27, 2006, at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

LPD 4 Austin Specifications

Crew: 420
Troops: 900
Dimensions
Beam: 25.2 meter (83 foot)
Length: 171 meter (561 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Power
Total Combined Power: 24,000 shp (17.9 MW)
Speed
Top Speed: 10.8 mps (21.0 knot)
Weight
Full Displacement: 17,500 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

LPD 4 Austin News

There are 4 news between
17 Jan 2007 and 10 Dec 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014US Navy Deploys Laser Weapon System Aboard USS Ponce
Monday, July 6, 2009US Navy to Conduct Maritime Laser Demonstration in Support of its Surface Fighting Ships
Friday, February 23, 2007USS Ogden Amphibious Assault Ship Decommissioned
Wednesday, January 17, 2007USS Trenton Transferred to Indian Navy

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
India1
INS Jalashwa (ex-US Navy's USS Trenton)
YearHoldings
Jan 20071
United States of America12
YearHoldings
Oct 20131
20123
Sep 20115
Feb 20078

Grand Total 132
Cannons & Gear
Mk 38x2
Protection Systems
AN/SLQ-25A SSTDx1
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0x2
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1/1Ax2
Support Aircraft
CH-46D Sea Knightx6
RQ-2B Pioneer

LPD 4 Austin Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LPD 4 USS Austin-5 Feb 196527 Sep 2006
LPD 5 USS Ogden-19 Jun 196521 Feb 2007
LPD 6 USS Duluth-18 Dec 196528 Sep 2005
LPD 7 USS Cleveland-21 Apr 196730 Sep 2011
LPD 8 USS Dubuque-21 Aug 196730 Jun 2011
LPD 9 USS Denver-26 Oct 1968-
LPD 10 USS Juneau-7 Jul 196931 Oct 2008
LPD 12 USS Shreveport-12 Dec 197026 Sep 2007
LPD 13 USS Nashville-26 Dec 19705 Oct 2009
LPD 15 USS Ponce-25 Jun 197131 Mar 2012
L41 INS Jalashwa-17 Jan 2007-
LPD 14 USS Trenton -17 Jan 1971-

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