U.S. Navy Assault Ships
(Updated 25 April 2011)

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US Amphibious Ships and Craft by Norman Friedman

CVHA-1 Casablanca-class SCB 122 Conversion (applied to CVE 90)

512' LOA
490' BP Length
65' Beam
21' Draft
7,200 tons Light Ship Displacement
11,000 tons Loaded Ship Displacement
11,000 SHP
18 kt top speed
7,000 nm at 15 knots endurance
Cargo:
938 Troops
265 Tons of Cargo
1,000 Square feet of cargo space
120,000 gallons of fuel
15 x Helicopters
Weapons
8 x 20mm Oerlikons

LPH 1 Commencement Bay-class SCB 159 Conversion (Cancelled, would have been applied to CVE 106)

561” LOA
525' BP Length
75' Beam
31' 5” Draft
10,440 tons Light Ship Displacement
24,560 tons Loaded Ship Displacement
19.1 kt top speed
16,000 SHP
35,000 nm at 18 kts
Cargo:
1,965 Troops
900 Tons of Cargo
6,000 square feet of cargo space
250,000 gallons of fuel
20 x Helicopters
Weapons
4 x 3”/50 Twin mounts
4 x 20mm
Oerlikons

LPH 2 Iwo Jima Class

556 ' LWL
592' LOA
83' 8” Beam (Waterline)
104' Beam (Deck Edge)
26' 7” Draft
10,989 tons Light Ship Displacement
18,340 tons Loaded Ship Displacement
22,000 SHP in 1 shaft
21.3 kt top speed
10,000 nm at 20 kt endurance
594 crew
Cargo:
1,999 Troops
900 Tons of Cargo
3,400 square feet of Cargo Space
49,500 cubic feet of Cargo Space
12 x CH-46E equivalent spot spaces on Flight Deck and in Hangar.
Weapons
4 x 3”/50 Twin mounts

LPH-4 Essex Class Conversions

820' LWL
888' LOA
93' Beam (Waterline)
147' 6” Beam (Deck Edge)
28' 3” Draft
25,800 tons Light Ship Displacement
36,780 tons Loaded Ship Displacement
75,000 SHP steam turbine in 2 shafts
27 kt top speed
17,600 nm at 12 kt endurance
1,338 crew
Cargo:
1,950 Troops
2,000 Tons of Cargo
8,240 square feet of Cargo Space
400,000 cubic feet of Cargo Space
Weapons
4 x 5”/38 Twin Mounts (Boxer Only)
2 x 5”/38 Twin Mounts (Other Conversions)

LHA-1 Tarawa Class

777' 8” LWL
833' 9” LOA
106' Beam (Waterline)
132' Beam (Deck Edge)
26' Draft
33,356 tons Light Ship Displacement
36,967 tons Loaded Ship Displacement
77,000 SHP steam turbine in 2 shafts
24 kt top speed
10,000 nm at 20 kt endurance
1,063 crew
Cargo:
1,903 Troops
Tons of Cargo Not Available
33,700 square feet of Cargo Space
116,900 cubic feet of Cargo Space
Carried Craft:
41 x Helicopters
1 x LCAC (or 4 x LCU, or 7 x LCM(8) )
Weapons
3 x 3”/54”
2 x Sea Sparrow Mounts

LHD-1 Wasp Class

777' 10” LWL
844' LOA
106' Beam (Waterline)
140' Beam (Deck Edge)
26' 8” Draft
28,233 tons Light Ship Displacement
40,535 tons Loaded Ship Displacement
77,000 SHP steam turbine in 2 shafts
24 kt top speed
9,500 nm at 20 kt endurance
1,146 crew
Cargo:
1,700 Troops
Tons of Cargo Not Available
20,900 square feet of Cargo Space
109,000 cubic feet of Cargo Space
Carried Craft:
46 x Helicopters
3 x LCAC (or 2 x LCU, or 6 x LCM(8) )
4 x LCPL
Weapons
2 x Sea Sparrow Mounts