LPH-2 USS Iwo Jima

US US Navy




1961 to 1993    


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Flight Deck: 2
Call Sign: NXXG
See Also: LH Wasp class LHD-7


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History of US LPH-2 USS Iwo Jima

1959-apr-2Laid downat Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA
1960-sep-17Launched
1961-aug-26Commissioned
1970-apr-17DeploymentApollo 13 splashdown primary Apollo 13 recovery Apollo XIII splashdown recovery assigned as Flagship for Task Force 130, operating 300nm west of Cook Islands for Apollo XIII recovery
1980-oct-19Port VisitLiverpool Docks, UK
1985-nov-17AircraftEastern Mediterranean accident during VERTREP with UH-46D 152565
1992-aprAircraftasg UH-1N 158264
1993-jul-14Decommissioned
1993-sep-24Struck
1995-dec-18Fate: scrappedsold fro scrap, but Island retained as museum exhibit in Texas

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 Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, Harbor Island



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