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Galicia-class Landing Platform Dock
The ''Galicia'' class are two landing platform dock (LPD) ships in service with the Spanish Navy. Built by Navantia in Ferrol, Spain, Ferrol, their mission is to carry out amphibious warfare by transporting the bulk of the Infantería de Marina. These ships have both a large helicopter flight deck and a well deck for large landing craft, as well as a space for up to 33 main battle tanks. was Ship commissioning, commissioned in 1998 and in 2000. ''Galicia'' and ''Castilla'' are based at the Naval Station Rota, Spain, Rota naval base in Spain. The class is the result of a joint project between Spain and the Netherlands for developing a common class of LPD that would fulfill the needs of both countries to replace older ships. This process produced the Enforcer (ship), Enforcer design, which forms the basis of the ''Galicia'' class as well as the similar . Design and description The project began in the Netherlands in 1990 as that country sought a solution to their LPD requir ...
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Landing Platform Dock
An amphibious transport dock, also called a landing platform/dock (LPD), is an amphibious warfare ship, a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions. Several navies currently operate this kind of ship. The ships are generally designed to transport troops into a war zone by sea, primarily using landing craft, although invariably they also have the capability to operate transport helicopters. Amphibious transport docks perform the mission of Amphibious vehicle, amphibious transports, amphibious cargo ships, and the older Dock landing ships (LSD) by incorporating both a flight deck and a well deck that can be Ballast tank, ballasted and deballasted to support landing craft or amphibious vehicles. The main difference between LSDs and LPDs is that while both have helicopter landing decks, the LPD also has hangar facilities for protection and maintenance. In the United States Navy, the San Antonio-class amphibious transport ...
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