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An '''Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA or LHD)''' are the largest type of U.S. [[amphibious warfare]] ship, which carries a large number of troops, and can operate helicopters from its flight deck. Such vessels may or may not have have the well deck characteristic of a [[Landing Platform Dock]], so [[landing craft]] cannot be loaded internally and then sail out under their own power. These large vessels, however, trade off much more cargo and passenger space for the well deck.
 
An '''Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA or LHD)''' are the largest type of U.S. [[amphibious warfare]] ship, which carries a large number of troops, and can operate helicopters from its flight deck. Such vessels may or may not have have the well deck characteristic of a [[Landing Platform Dock]], so [[landing craft]] cannot be loaded internally and then sail out under their own power. These large vessels, however, trade off much more cargo and passenger space for the well deck.
  
In the [[Royal Navy]], this is the [[Ocean-class]]. The most recent U.S. Navy version is the [[Wasp-class]], which are replacing the [[Tarawa-class]]. A new LHA(R) [[America-class]] is under development.
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In the [[Royal Navy]], this is the [[Ocean-class]]. The most recent U.S. Navy version is the [[Wasp-class]], which are replacing the [[Tarawa-class]]. The new [[America-class]] will be the successor to the ''Wasps'''.

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An Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA or LHD) are the largest type of U.S. amphibious warfare ship, which carries a large number of troops, and can operate helicopters from its flight deck. Such vessels may or may not have have the well deck characteristic of a Landing Platform Dock, so landing craft cannot be loaded internally and then sail out under their own power. These large vessels, however, trade off much more cargo and passenger space for the well deck.

In the Royal Navy, this is the Ocean-class. The most recent U.S. Navy version is the Wasp-class, which are replacing the Tarawa-class. The new America-class will be the successor to the Wasps'.