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SPECIFICATIONS PHOTOGRAPHS (Click on the pictures for an enlarged photo)

Designation: LPH
Length: 660 ft
Width: 118 ft
Beam: 94 ft
Displacement: 21,700 tons
Propulsion: 2 16PC2.6 V 200 Diesels, 2 shafts
Speed: 18 knots
Crew: 460
Troops: 830
Airwing: 20 Rotary, vtol
- 3 X 20mm Phalanx CIWS
- 4 X 2 30mm guns
Elevators: 2
Ships in class: 1
HMS Ocean (L12)
The HMS Ocean is Britian's new Amphibious Helicopter Carrier that was commissioned in 1998. She is a large ship that resembles the US Navy's Wasp or Tarawa class Amphibious assault vessles, with a large flat deck giving her an aircraft carrier appearance.

The vessel's primary role is to carry an Embarked Military Force (EMF) supported by 12 medium support helicopters, 6 attack helicopters and 4 Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) Mk 5 Landing Craft. Her secondary roles include afloat training, a limited anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform and a base for anti-terrorist operations.

She is also capable of carrying, but not fully supporting, up to 20 VSTOL: aircraft.

Last Update: 6-JUN-2012
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Jeff Head is an engineering consultant with many years experience in the power, defense, and computer industries. He currently works for the federal government helping maintain and protect regional infrastructure. He is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, and is also the author of a self-published and best-selling series of military techno-thrillers called the Dragon's Fury that projects a fictional third world war arising out of current events. You can learn more about that series by clicking on the pictures of the novel covers below:


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