You don't want these warships sinking you!
If you see one of the United States’ eight Wasp-class amphibious assault ships steaming toward you, you’re about to meet a whole lot of firepower courtesy of the Marines. They can carry various combinations of Harrier and F-35B attack jets and Sea Stallion, Seahawk, Seaknight, Super Cobra, and Huey helicopters to accompany nearly 1,900 Marines and their amphibious vehicles.
The Wasp-class is armed with two each of RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile and RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile launchers along with three Phalanx CIWS “R2-D2” close-in weapon systems to protect itself from anti-ship missles.
The America-class will gradually be phased in to replace the Wasp.