USS Saint Petersburg Project objective is to request the Secretary of Navy to name a new "Ship of the Line" the USS Saint Petersburg LPD 26. We the citizens of the Great State of Florida are making this requesting to the United States Navy to name a "Ship of the Line" after the City of Saint Petersburg, Florida since no ship in American Naval History has ever been honored with the name, Saint Petersburg. If you think Saint Petersburg is a great town and should be honor by the Navy then get on board and fill out the form below. Every filled out form counts.
Amphibious transport docks are a combination of amphibious transports, amphibious cargo ships and the older dock landing ships. Their task is to transport and land "United States Marines" for amphibious operations.
|Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, New Orleans, La.|
|Propulsion system: four sequentially turbocharged marine Colt-Pielstick Diesels|
|Length: 684 feet (208.5 meters)|
|Beam: 105 feet (31.9 meters)|
|Draft: 23 feet (7 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 24,900 tons|
|Speed: 22 knots|
|Well deck capacity: two LCAC or one LCU and 14 Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles|
|Aircraft: landing platform for all helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey; maintenance facilities for one CH-53E or two CH-46s or one MV-22 or three UH/AH-1s|
|Crew: Ship: 28 officers, 332 enlisted|
|Marine Detachment: 66 officers, 633 enlisted (can be expanded to 800)|
|Armament: two Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers|