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  • LSD-46 USS Tortuga

    US US Navy

    1990 to present    


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    Call Sign: NTSA


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    History of US LSD-46 USS Tortuga

    1987-mar-21Laid down
    1990-sep-8HomeportLittle Creek naval base
    2005-jun-3 BALTOPS 05 participated with BALTOPS 05
    2005-jun-17Port Visit17-20 june visit Kiel, Germany
    2006-aprHomeportJPSasebo Naval Base
    2011-marDeploymentEarthquake/Tsunami Relief Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Ordered from South Korea with HM-14 Det 1 MH-53E embarked, for Tsunami relief operations off east coast of Japan.
    2012-oct-22Port Visit22-26 Oct visit Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia



        from Whidbey Island class
    15725full load (tn)
    186length (m)
    25.60beam (m)
    6.30draught (m)
    8000range (nm)
    22max speed (knots)
    33000power (shp)
    4Naval Engine diesel
    2Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    4Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
    1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
    1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-67
    1Naval Radar surface search and navigation radar AN/SPS-64



        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
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    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    US Avondale Shipyard,

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