San Antonio-class amphibious assault ships

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‘Off-the-shelf’ designs can have problems too

For all of those critics of a Canadian shipbuilding effort who argued we should by off -the-shelf vessels like the San Antonio-class instead of building the JSS here, the article “Troubled Ship San Antonio won’t deploy next year” from the 15 October issue of the Virginian-Pilot provides some sobering data.  […]



Robin Allan refers to the requirement as a “Big Honking Ship”. The term is somewhat overly generous. The projected full load displacement of the JSS is about 28,000 tons, about 3,000 tons greater than the new US Navy San Antonio-class LPD, about the same for the Spanish Navantia LHD design, […]