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  • 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

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    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, Harbor Island



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