Amphibious Assault of the future October 3, 2006 Posted by Murdoc LPD-17 San Antonio Class: The USA’s New Amphibious Ships Joe Katzman has an updated gargantuan LPD-17 post up at Defense Industry Daily. Go read. Updated: October 3, 2006 at 12:59 pm ◀ B Co 1-32 IN ready for night mission JUST ARRIVED: No Higher Honor by Bradley Peniston ▶ Comments MO, S’funny…when discussing the mission for this class, I don’t see anything along the lines of ‘floating water purification facility and trauma center for planet’s refugees.’ Must be an editorial oversight. No mention either of whether this class can operate in deep space. I’ll just assume it can.