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  • US Blue Ridge class

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    1970    


    Command ship Blue Ridge class

    Specifications

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    1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm





    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky S-70 H-60 12

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Shipyards

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    US Newport News Shipbuilding - 1
    US Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - 1


    List of Ships

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    USUS NavyLCC-19USS Blue RidgeNQHS1970--
    USUS NavyLCC-20USS Mount WhitneyNOGB1971--




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    Events

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    1964-decOrderedUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge
    1966-augOrderedUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney
    1967-feb-27Laid downUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge
    1969-jan-4LaunchedUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge
    1970-nov-14CommissionedUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge
    1971-jan-16CommissionedUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney
    1973-may-26Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 26-29 May visit Malaga, Spain
    1973-jun-16Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 16-19 June visit Cannes, France
    1986-oct-4DeploymentUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
    1990-sep-1DeploymentUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge Operation Desert Shield/Storm from Sep90 to Mar91
    2000-marAircraftUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge Persian Gulf for Operation Southern Watch with Sea King 152704
    2002-mar-24Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 24-27 March visit Rotterdam, Netherlands. Embarked Sea King 148052 : 149899
    2002-novDeploymentUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney stood off Djibouti, as the Command Ship of the newly formed Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa until it moved ashore to Camp Lemonnier in May 2003.
    2010-mar-15Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney , France up to 19mar10
    2010-may-28Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 28 - 30 May visit to Portsmouth, England
    2010-jun-4Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 4 - 6 June visit to Gdynia, Poland
    2010-jun-7US LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney BALTOPS 10 participated with BALTOPS 10
    2010-jun-18Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 18 - 21 June visit to Kiel, Germany to participate in Kieler Wocke.
    2010-jun-24Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 24-27 June visit to Ventspils, Latvia MH-60S (Ghostrider 41) onboard 166322 as HSC-28 Det1
    2010-jul-3Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 3+4 July participated with Fleet Days Zeebrugge Belgium. On board SH-60 166322.
    2010-jul-8Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 8 - 11 July visit to Faslane, Scotland
    2010-jul-17Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney Based in HMNB Devonport for a week during Exercise FRUKUS 10, rehearsing Disaster Relief operations with Royal Navy, French and Russian Navies.
    2010-aug-9Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 9-15 August visit and ship repair to Lisbon, Portugal. MH-60S (Ghostrider 41) 166322 underwent Phase B maintenance
    2010-aug-25Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 25-28 August visit Amsterdam Netherlands
    2010-sep-7Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 7-9 September visit to Rostock, Germany
    2010-sep-11Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney 11-14 September visit to Klaipeda, Lithuania
    2011-marDeploymentUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Contributed to Earthquake and Tsunami relief operations off Japanese east coast.
    2011-mar-19DeploymentUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney flagship for Operation Odyssey Dawn against Libya
    2013-jul-15DeploymentUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge Talisman Saber 2013 15jul13 embarked HSC-12 H-60 168534
    2014-mar-12Port VisitUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge visit Hong Kong
    2014-jun-6DeploymentUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney BALTOPS 14 participated with BALTOPS 2014 embarked MH-60S 167898 HSC-28
    2014-oct-23DeploymentUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney joint operations with the Romanian Navy in the Black Sea.
    2015-jul-7DeploymentUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge Talisman Sabre 2015 participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 15.
    2015-octDeploymentUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
    2019-febAircraftUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge East China Sea with Coast Guard MH-65 6540
    2019-jun-9DeploymentUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney BALTOPS 19 embarked Expeditionary Strike Group 2 command team aboard, as flagship for the Exercise. HSC-28 Det 1 also embarked.
    2020-jan-25AircraftUS LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge MH-60S Seahawk 167832 accident 180km E off Okinawa, Japan
    2020-feb-19Port VisitUS LCC-20 USS Mount Whitney La Valletta






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