Korean Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship

An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 flies by the Republic of Korea Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship Dokdo as it cruises through the East Sea. The Republic of Korea and the United States are conducting the combined alliance maritime and air readiness exercise "Invincible Spirit" in the seas east of the Korean peninsula from July 25-28, 2010. This is the first in a series of joint military exercises that will occur over the coming months in the East and West Seas. Photo by Seaman Charles Oki

An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 flies by the Republic of Korea Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship Dokdo as it cruises through the East Sea. The Republic of Korea and the United States are conducting the combined alliance maritime and air readiness exercise 'Invincible Spirit' in the seas east of the Korean peninsula from July 25-28, 2010. This is the first in a series of joint military exercises that will occur over the coming months in the East and West Seas. Photo by Seaman Charles Oki

Though it’s 653 feet long compared to 844 feet for our Wasp-class ships, the Dokdo displaces less than half the tonnage and carries less than half the number of marines than the Wasps. But not bad for a country like the Republic of Korea.

A couple more shots below:

The Republic of Korea navy amphibious landing ship ROKS Dokdo is underway in the Sea of Japan with the guided-missile destroyers USS Lassenand USS Chung-Hoon. The Republic of Korea and the United States are conducting the combined alliance maritime and air readiness exercise "Invincible Spirit" in the seas east of the Korean peninsula from July 25-28, 2010. This is the first in a series of joint military exercises that will occur over the coming months.

The Republic of Korea navy amphibious landing ship ROKS Dokdo is underway in the Sea of Japan with the guided-missile destroyers USS Lassenand USS Chung-Hoon. The Republic of Korea and the United States are conducting the combined alliance maritime and air readiness exercise 'Invincible Spirit' in the seas east of the Korean peninsula from July 25-28, 2010. This is the first in a series of joint military exercises that will occur over the coming months. Photo by Seaman Adam K. Thomas

The Republic of Korea navy amphibious landing ship ROKS Dokdo and the aircraft carrier USS George Washington transit the Sea of Japan. The Republic of Korea and the United States are conducting the combined alliance maritime and air readiness exercise "Invincible Spirit" in the seas east of the Korean peninsula from July 25-28, 2010. This is the first in a series of joint military exercises that will occur over the coming months.

The Republic of Korea navy amphibious landing ship ROKS Dokdo and the aircraft carrier USS George Washington transit the Sea of Japan. The Republic of Korea and the United States are conducting the combined alliance maritime and air readiness exercise 'Invincible Spirit' in the seas east of the Korean peninsula from July 25-28, 2010. This is the first in a series of joint military exercises that will occur over the coming months. Photo by Seaman Adam K. Thomas

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