Attack Cargo Ship (AKA) Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA) Index
Amphibious/Attack Cargo Ships were designed to sail to the site of amphibious operations carrying equipment, cargo and troops. AKA/LKAs offloaded their equipment, cargo and troops into the ships landing craft which were used to ferry them ashore in support of an amphibious invasion. All AKAs in the Navy inventory on 1 January 1969 were redesignated LKAs.
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