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  • LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

    US US Navy




    2001 to present    


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    Flight Deck: 7
    Call Sign: NXXG
    See Also: LH Iwo Jima class LPH-2


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    History of US LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

    1995-feb-28Ordered
    1997-dec-12Laid down
    2001HomeportNorfolk, Virginia
    2001-mar-25Launched
    2001-jun-30Commissioned
    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

    Specifications

       

        from Wasp class
    1080crew
    1900troops
    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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    Builder

       

    US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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