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
1988-sep-15Launched
1990-sep-7Commissioned
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

Specifications

   

    from Whidbey Island class
415crew
402troops
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

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon 02
US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 03

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

US Avondale Shipyard,



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