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  • LHD-1 USS Wasp

    US US Navy

    1989 to present    


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    MMSI: 369970799
    Flight Deck: 1
    Call Sign: NEBP
    Shipyard: Ingalls Shipbuilding
    See Also: CV Essex (long hull) class CV-18


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    History of US LHD-1 USS Wasp

    1985-may-30Laid down
    2007-sep-17DeploymentTo Iraq with 10 Osprey from VMM-263 in their first combat deployment
    2010-jun-28Port VisitCABedford Basin Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
    2012-apr-17DeploymentJulia St Wharf NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
    2016-aug-1DeploymentLYLibyan coast Gulf of Sirte Operation Odyssey Lightning Began precision srikes against ISIL in Sirte as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning, until relieved by USS San Antonio on 8 Nov. Returned to NAS Norfolk on 24 Dec.
    2016-nov-03NEWS Central Mediterranean Operation Odyssey Lightning
    2016-dec-27NEWS USS Wasp Completes First Deployment in 12 Years
    2017-sep-7Deployment Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Arrived in the US Virgin Islands for Hurricane Irma relief support
    2017-decDeploymentNS Norfolk Departed Norfolk, VA to relieve USS Bonhomme Richard as Forward deployed Amphibious Force 7th Fleet flagship at Sasebo
    2018-janDeploymentJPSasebo Naval Base Wasp Strike Group Returned to Sasebo after Indo-Pacific deployment on 26 Apr, with US 7th Fleet and hosting 31 MEU. Supported by USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Dewey (DDG 105).
    2019-jul-28NEWS Coral Sea Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team
    2019-jul-30NEWS Coral Sea Air Assault Company of a Marine Expeditionary Unit
    2019-sep-18NEWS JPCamp Hansen Wasp Amphibious Ready Group in the East China Sea
    2020-jun-25NEWS USNAS Patuxent River CH-53K King Stallion First Time at Sea



        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



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