ACCESS: Top Secret
- Dec 16, 2010
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Jack Terral, SEALS: Battlecraft, 2006
USS Dan Daly (LHX-1)
Amphibious Assault Ship, class not specified
Length: 390ft (118.9m)
Beam: 55ft (16.8m)
Crew: 455 (5 Officers, 450 Enlisted)
Can carry a "...full battalion of Marines..." though the ship would be rather crowded if that were the case.
Has a floodable dock capable of handling one of the two LCM-6s the ship carries at a time.
Has internal space for 80 'vehicles' (Defined as "...track and wheeled vehicles')
Has deck space for 12 CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters, not equipped for fixed wing operations. (In the novel 'SEALS: Rolling Thunder' (2007) it's mentioned she's carrying three CV-22 'Osprey' Tilt Wings, but what else is being carried is not specified.)
Armament: 2 x "eight tube Sea Sparrow launchers" 2 x 5inch Mk. 45 guns, 2 x Phalanx CIWS.
Fitted with "...a dispensery of hundred and fifty beds for the treatment of casualties. Medical personnel beyond those normally allotted to a small crew were only available when the ship carried troops."
No other specific details are provided in regards, armament/sensors.
Note: Described as being "...designed and built in a concept so new and untried, the Navy couldn't decide whether to put an 'A' for general purpose or a 'D' for multipurpose on her designation."
Deck space for 12 Sea Knights on a 360ft hull...presumably not doing much other than sitting.
Or some kind of hot decking arrangement.