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USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, 10 September 2002USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) arrives in her new homeport of Sasebo, Japan, and will relieve the forward based amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). The primary mission of the amphibious dock landing ship is to dock, transport, and launch Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vessels and other amphibious craft and vehicles with crews of Sailors and Marines to conduct amphibious operations. The ship also has the capability to act as a primary operational control ship during an amphibious assault.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Marvin Harris.

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