LHD-5 USS Bataan

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Flight Deck: 5
Call Sign: NBAT


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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



    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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