LHA-2 USS Saipan

US US Navy




1977 to 2007    


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Flight Deck: 2
Call Sign: NHOV


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1972-jul-21Laid down
1974-jul-20Launched
1977-oct-15Commissioned
1986-aug-29AircraftNOoff Bodø CH-46 157689 accident
1988AircraftSAR bird was UH-1N 158256 at least until 1992
2005-jun-24Deployment Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand anchorage
2005-jul-1Port VisitPresent at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2007-apr-25Decommissioned

Specifications    

    from Tarawa class
900crew
1900troops
39400full load (tn)
250length (m)
32beam (m)
7.90draught (m)
24max speed (knots)
70000power (shp)
2Naval Engine boilers
2Naval Engine steam turbines
2Missile Launcher Mk 49 21-cell RAM
4Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
1Aids TACAN URN-20
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-52

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 1242
US USMC Sikorsky s-80 H-53E 60
US USMC Bell 209 ah-1 cobra 40
US USMC Bell UH-1N 20

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,


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