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Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose) (LHA)

General Purpose Amphibious Assault ships are designed to put troops on hostile shores. LHAs serve as the primary landing ships for assault operations of Marine expeditionary units. Assaults are carried out by landing craft and helicopters. The LHA also has a secondary role for ground support using AV-8B Harrier aircraft and anti-submarine warfare using helicopters.
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LHA-1 Tarawa
LHA-2 Saipan
LHA-3 Belleau Wood
LHA-4 Nassau
LHA-5 Peleliu
LHA-6 America
LHA-7 Tripoli
LHA-8 Bougainville
LHA-9 Falljuah
LHA-10 Helmand

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