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Amphibious transport ship

Austin class amphibious transport dock

The Austin class of amphibious transport dock followed the Raleigh class and was followed by the San Antonio classes. Note that some sources consider Cleveland and Trenton ships to be a part of the Austin class, but the Naval Vessel Registry lists them as a separate class.

Ships

Ship Hull No. Builder Commissioned–
Decommissioned
Homeport NVR page
Austin LPD-4 New York Naval Shipyard 1965–2006 Norfolk, Virginia LPD04
Ogden LPD-5 New York Naval Shipyard 1965–2007 San Diego, California LPD05
Duluth LPD-6 New York Naval Shipyard 1965–2005 San Diego, California LPD06
Cleveland LPD-7 Ingalls Shipbuilding 1967– San Diego, California LPD07
Dubuque LPD-8 Ingalls Shipbuilding 1967– San Diego, California LPD08
Denver LPD-9 Lockheed Shipbuilding 1968– San Diego, California LPD09
Juneau LPD-10 Lockheed Shipbuilding 1969– Sasebo, Japan LPD10
Coronado LPD-11/
AGF-11
Lockheed Shipbuilding 1970–2005 San Diego, California AGF11
Shreveport LPD-12 Lockheed Shipbuilding 1970–2007 Norfolk, Virginia LPD12
Nashville LPD-13 Lockheed Shipbuilding 1970– Norfolk, Virginia LPD13
Trenton LPD-14 Lockheed Shipbuilding 1971–2007 Norfolk, Virginia LPD14
Ponce LPD-15 Lockheed Shipbuilding 1971– Norfolk, Virginia LPD15

Cleveland class

The Cleveland class of amphibious transport dock was a refinement of the Austin class. All earlier classes are being replaced by the San Antonio class.

The Cleveland class was originally to consist of 10 vessels, LPD-7 through LPD-16. Seven ships were actually completed and listed in this class, with one being converted to a command ship, . and were originally to be included in the Cleveland class, but were completed as almost identical Trenton-class LPDs. The most noticeable difference between the Cleveland and Austin classes is the extra level in the superstructure housing a flag bridge and command and control facilities for an embarked staff which the earlier ships lack.

Ships

Ship Builder Homeport
Ingalls Shipbuilding San Diego, California
Ingalls Shipbuilding San Diego, California
Lockheed Shipbuilding San Diego, California

(awaiting decommissioning)
Lockheed Shipbuilding San Diego, California
USS Coronado (LPD/AGF-11)
(decommissioned)
Lockheed Shipbuilding San Diego, California

(decommissioned)
Lockheed Shipbuilding Norfolk, Virginia

(decommissioned)
Lockheed Shipbuilding Norfolk, Virginia

Trenton class

The Trenton class of amphibious transport dock was a refinement of the Austin and Cleveland classes. Note that some sources consider Cleveland and later ships to be a part of the Austin class, but the Naval Vessel Registry lists them as a separate class. All earlier classes are being replaced by the San Antonio class. LPD-16, while authorized, was cancelled before being constructed.

A recent check of the above mentioned site Naval Vessel Registry lists the USS Trenton and the USS Ponce as Austin class amphibious transport dock.

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