US America (2014) class

US Wasp class

Assault Carrier


Assault Carrier America (2014) class

Formelly known as LHA(R), America is based on the the last ship of the Wasp class but with the well deck removed in order to give priority to aviation assets, more MV-22 Ospreys tilt-rotors and V/STOL F-35 fighters


44970full load (tn)
257.30length (m)
32.30beam (m)
7.90draught (m)
70000power (shp)

2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500

2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

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2014--USUS NavyLHA-6USS AmericaNUSA - 6
2020--USUS NavyLHA-7USS TripoliNTRP - 7

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2007-jun-01OrderedOrdered US LHA-6 USS America
2009-jul-17Laid downLaid down US LHA-6 USS America
2012-may-31OrderedOrdered US LHA-7 USS Tripoli
2012-jun-04LaunchedLaunched US LHA-6 USS America
2014-jun-22Laid downLaid down US LHA-7 USS Tripoli
2014-aug US LHA-6 USS America maiden transit around South America, America visits Americas, MH-60S 167816
2014-sep-15HomeportHomeport US LHA-6 USS America arrived at NB San Diego
2014-oct-06Port VisitPort Visit US LHA-6 USS America San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 in San Francisco at pier 30-32 for Fleet Week and commissioning during the event
2014-oct-11CommissionedCommissioned US LHA-6 USS America during Fleet Week in San Francisco
2017-may-01LaunchedLaunched US LHA-7 USS Tripoli at Ingalls Shipbuilding
2019-jul-19TrialsTrials US LHA-7 USS Tripoli Completed Builders Trials in Gulf of Mexico.
2020-jul-15CommissionedCommissioned US LHA-7 USS Tripoli Commissioned by Fleet Message, as ceremony was cancelled due to COVID19 precautions.
2020-sep-17DeploymentDeployment US LHA-6 USS America Exercising in Philippine Sea, part of 31st MEU, with V-22s of VMM-262 embarked.
2020-sep-18HomeportHomeport US LHA-7 USS Tripoli Arrived at NS San Diego, after a trip around Cape Horn.

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