Australian CANBERRA Class LHD

Built by Navantia in Ferrol Spain, the design of Canberra and Adelaide are based on the Spanish Juan Carlos 1 LHD (Landing helicopter Dock). Canberra and Adelaide were commissioned in 2016 and are homeported in Sydney harbour at Wooloomooloo.

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JAPANESE OSUMI class LST

There are 3 Osumi class LSTs in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force. While JMSDF describes these ships as LSTs, they lack bow doors and the beaching capability that is usually associated with LSTs.

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US WHIDBEY ISLAND and HARPERS FERRY class LSDs

The 8 Whidbey Island class dock landing ships were built and entered US Navy service in 1985. These ships designed with a shallow draught for amphibious assault, also incorporate a very large well deck with stern ramp to receive or launch 4 LCAC Hovercraft or other vehicles for landing marines.

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