하퍼스 페리는 미해군 상륙함입니다 함정등록번호는 LSD 49 이며 길이가 백85미터에 이르는 만6천7백톤급 상륙함입니다
미 7함대 소속으로 일본 나가사키 사세보항을 중심으로 활동하고 있습니다
7함대에는 TORTUGA라는 LSD 46 상륙함과 하퍼스 페리등 2척의 상륙함을 운용하고 있다고 합니다
해군 승조원과 해병대병력을 합쳐 모두 9백명정도가 탑승한다고 합니다
|Dock Landing Ship - LSD|
Dock Landing Ships support amphibious operations including landings via Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), conventional landing craft and helicopters, onto hostile shores.
These ships transport and launch amphibious craft and vehicles with their crews and embarked personnel in amphibious assault operations.
LSD 41 was designed specifically to operate LCAC vessels. It has the largest capacity for these landing craft (four) of any U.S. Navy amphibious platform. It will also provide docking and repair services for LCACs and for conventional landing craft.
In 1987, the Navy requested $324.2 million to fund one LSD 41 (Cargo Variant). The ship differs from the original LSD 41 by reducing its number of LCACs to two in favor of additional cargo capacity.
|Point Of Contact|
Corporate Communications Office
Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 00D)
Washington, D.C. 20376
|General Characteristics, Harpers Ferry Class|
|Builder: Avondale Industries Inc., New Orleans, LA.|
|Date Deployed: 7 January 1995 (USS Harpers Ferry)|
|Propulsion: Four Colt Industries, 16 Cylinder Diesels, two shafts, 33,000 shaft horsepower.|
|Length: 609 feet (185.6 meters).|
|Beam: 84 feet.|
|Displacement: 16,708 tons (16,976.13 metric tons) full load.|
|Speed: 20+ knots (23.5+ miles per hour).|
|Crew: Ships Company: 22 officers, 397 enlisted; Marine Detachment: 402 plus 102 surge.|
|Armament: Two 25mm MK 38 Machine Guns, Two 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts and Six .50 cal. machine guns, two Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) mounts.|
|Landing/Attack Craft: Two Landing Craft, Air Cushion.|
|USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), Sasebo, Japan|