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  • LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

    US US Navy

    2001 to present    


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    MMSI: 338813000
    Flight Deck: 7
    Call Sign: NXXG
    Shipyard: Ingalls Shipbuilding
    See Also: LH Iwo Jima class LPH-2


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    History of US LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

    1997-dec-12Laid down
    2001HomeportNorfolk, Virginia
    2005-sep-4DeploymentHurricane Katrina relief efforts
    2009-may-26AircraftNYC Fleet Week, VMM-162 MV-22B 165847
    2012-apr-11AircraftMV-22 Osprey 165844 accident
    2015-mar-26NEWS Eagle Resolve 2015
    2015-jul-20NEWS USS Iwo Jima and 24th MEU Returns After 7 Months
    2016-oct-8DeploymentHTPort au Prince Hurricane Matthew relief operations embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit plus Humanitarian stores and departed Mayport for Haiti, to assist, and then relieve USS Mesa Verde.
    2016-oct-08NEWS USS Iwo Jima to Haiti for Hurricane Matthew Relief
    2016-oct-24NEWS US Navy Return from Haiti Relief Mission
    2017-sep-5Mayport Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Departed Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, FL to Norfolk, VA to load 26th MEU elements in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations
    2021-febDeploymentdeparted for 6 month deployment of IJ Ampbious Ready Group, with HSC-26 and VMM-162 (reinforced) embarked. Returned Oct 2021.
    2021-apr-15DeploymentUKFirth of Clyde operating off west coast of Scottish mainland as Flagship of Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, conducting a RAS with USNS Supply.
    2021-nov-17AircraftVMX-1 CH-53K MV-008 tests in the Atlantic Ocean
    2021-dec-06NEWS VMX-1 Tests CH-53K Future Operating Concepts



        from Wasp class
    41180full load (tn)
    257.20length (m)
    33.50beam (m)
    9.10draught (m)
    22max speed (knots)
    70000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Missile Launcher Mk 49 21-cell RAM
    2Missile Launcher Mk 29 8-cell Sea Sparrow
    3Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
    3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm



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