Fort McHenry (LSD 43) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1994

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LANDING CRAFT AIR CUSHION (LCAC) 46

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Gimme a F-I-R-E! Hey! Where ' s my hat? 45



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The primary mission for the LCAC is Amphibious Warfare. The role of the LCAC in this mission is to transport from ship-to-shore and over the beach, weap- ons systems, equipment, cargo, and personnel organic to the elements of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. In a typical mission, the craft will embark equipment, troops, and or supplies; launch from amphibious ships; transit at high speed to the beach under assault; transit the surf zone and beach; proceed inland to a suit- able offload site; offload rapidly; and return to the amphibious ship for reload and follow-on sorties. CHARACTERISTICS Operational Capabilities Speed, Sea State 2 40 Knots Speed, Sea State 3 30 Knots Range (Nominal) 200N Miles Temperature 10°F to 100°F Displacement and Capabilities Design Load Displacement 338,240 lb Overload Displacement 368,240 lb Light Ship Displacement 204,325 1b Payload .. -Design 120,0001b -Overload 150,0001b Draft Off-Cushion 3ft Oin Fuel Tank Capacity (approximate) 7,132 gal Fuel Type Diesel Marine or JP-5 Dimensions Length 81ft Beam 87 ft 11 in Height 19 ft 6 in Crew Personnel Operating Crew 5 members Propulsion System Engines Four Gas Turbine at 3955 SHP EA Variable Pitch Propellers Two Four-Bladed, 11.75 ft in Diam. Electrical System Type 28 vdc and 120 208 vac 400-hz, 3-phase Batteries 24 vdc. Lead Acid Type Communication Navigation Pitch Roll Heading Attitude Heading and Reference System (AHRS) with Backup Mag. Compass Speed High Speed Velocity Log (HSVL) Doppler Speed Sensor Radar Surface Search Radar Radios VHF, UHF VHF, HF and Man-on-the-Move. 47

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