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LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

US US Navy

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


History of US USS Iwo Jima LHD-7

1997-dec-12Laid downLaid down
2001HomeportHomeport Norfolk, Virginia
2005-sep-04DeploymentDeployment Hurricane Katrina relief efforts
2009-may-26AircraftAircraft NYC Fleet Week, VMM-162 MV-22B 165847
2012-apr-11AircraftAircraft MV-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-08DeploymentDeployment HT Port 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-05 Mayport 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-febDeploymentDeployment departed for 6 month deployment of IJ Ampbious Ready Group, with HSC-26 and VMM-162 (reinforced) embarked. Returned Oct 2021.
2021-apr-15DeploymentDeployment UK Firth 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-17AircraftAircraft VMX-1 CH-53K MV-008 tests in the Atlantic Ocean
2021-dec-06NEWS VMX-1 Tests CH-53K Future Operating Concepts

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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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