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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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
3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

Aircraft    

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US USMC Bell v-22 Osprey 010
US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 1242
US USMC Bell UH-1N 20
US USMC Sikorsky s-80 H-53E 40
US USMC Bell 209 ah-1 cobra 40

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Builder    

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,


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