LHD-5 USS Bataan

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Flight Deck: 5
Call Sign: NBAT


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History of US LHD-5 USS Bataan

1994-jun-22Laid down
1999-sep-14Port VisitNS Norfolk 14 Sep 1999 visiting NS Nofolk, VA.with 7 CH-46Es embarked (3 unidentified).
2001-octDeploymentArabian Sea Enduring Freedom Launched CH-63Es from HMM-264 carrying US Marines from Task Force 58 in their assault on Rhino.
2005-may-17NEWS USNAS Patuxent River AH-1Z/UH-1Y complete first sea trials
2007-sep-4AircraftFirst CV-22 Osprey trials by USAF 8th SOS
2007-sep-04NEWS 8th SOS CV-22 on USS Bataan
2010-jan-18DeploymentHTPort au Prince Operation Panlake Diverted with its embarked V-22 and 22 MEU to Haiti for Earthquake relief effort (arrived 18 Jan) as part of US Operation Unified Response, with USS Nassau.
2020-mar-12DeploymentArabian Sea with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, part of U.S. 5th Fleet



    from 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



    Typical Max
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
US USMC Bell UH-1Y Venom 02

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