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  • LPH-9 USS Guam

    US US Navy




    1965 to 1998    


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    Flight Deck: 9
    Call Sign: NAHM


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    History of US LPH-9 USS Guam

    1962-nov-15Laid down
    1964-aug-22Launched
    1965-jan-16Commissioned
    1972-jun-22DeploymentFlood of 72: embarked HS-15 SH-3H provided air rescue during major flooding of north-central Pennsylvania
    1973-jun-6SH-3 151557 accident
    1987-augAircraftasg UH-1N 158230
    1991-jan-5DeploymentSOoff Mogadishu Operation Eastern Exit in company with USS Trenton for non-combatant evacuation of Diplomatic Corps and support staff from US Embassy in Mogadishu. Launched 5 CH-46 from HMH-263 and 5 CH-46 from HMM-365 to collect evacuees and the protection team. Evacuees arrived in Muscat on 11 Jan.
    1998-aug-25Decommissioned

    Specifications

       

        from Iwo Jima class
    660crew
    2100troops
    11000light (tn)
    18400full load (tn)
    180length (m)
    26beam (m)
    8.20draught (m)
    22max speed (knots)
    22000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine boilers
    1Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

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        Typical Max
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    US USMC Bell UH-1N 20

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    US Philadelphia Naval Shipyard,



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