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USS Kearsarge LHD-3 saluting the Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York.
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USS Kearsarge LHD-3 is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. The Kearsarge can carry up to 42 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, 5 AV-8 Harrier II "Jump-Jets", 6 ASW helicopters
An amphibious assault ship (also referred to as an amphibious assault carrier or commando carrier) is a type of helicopter carrier employed to land and support ground forces on enemy territory by an amphibious assault. While often resembling aircraft carriers, the role of an amphibious assault ship is fundamentally different: its aviation facilities have the primary role of hosting helicopters to support forces ashore rather than to support strike aircraft. However, they are capable of serving in the sea-control role, embarking aircraft like Harrier fighters and ASW helicopters. Most of these ships can also carry or support landing craft such as air-cushioned landing craft or LCUs. The largest fleet of these types is operated by the United States Navy, including the Tarawa class dating back to the 1970s and the newer and larger Wasp class ships that debuted in 1989.