Figure 19-14.-Amphibious cargo ship USS Charleston (LKA-113).
and 36 classes can transport 18 LCM-6 boats plus
the ships allowance of 4 landing craft. They have
one helicopter operating spot, which is capable of
handling a CH-53 helicopter. The Whidbey Island
class LSD (fig 19-15) can accommodate four air
cushion landing craft (LCAC) or conventional
landing craft and has two helicopter operating
TANK LANDING SHIPS. Tank landing
ships (LSTs) were a World War II development
used successfully for transporting troops, tanks,
Figure 19-15.-Dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD-42).