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

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 825
US USMC Sikorsky S-65 H-53 40
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 Philadelphia Naval Shipyard,



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