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LHD-1 USS Wasp

US US Navy

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


History of US USS Wasp LHD-1

1985-may-30Laid downLaid down
2007-sep-17DeploymentDeployment To Iraq with 10 Osprey from VMM-263 in their first combat deployment
2010-jun-28Port VisitPort Visit CA Bedford Basin Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
2012-apr-17DeploymentDeployment Julia St Wharf NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
2016-aug-01DeploymentDeployment LY Libyan 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-03NEWSCentral Mediterranean Operation Odyssey Lightning
2016-dec-27NEWS USS Wasp Completes First Deployment in 12 Years
2017-sep-07DeploymentDeployment Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Arrived in the US Virgin Islands for Hurricane Irma relief support
2017-decDeploymentDeployment NS Norfolk Departed Norfolk, VA to relieve USS Bonhomme Richard as Forward deployed Amphibious Force 7th Fleet flagship at Sasebo
2018-janDeploymentDeployment JP Sasebo 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-28NEWSCoral Sea Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team
2019-jul-30NEWSCoral Sea Air Assault Company of a Marine Expeditionary Unit
2019-sep-18NEWSJPCamp Hansen Wasp Amphibious Ready Group in the East China Sea
2020-jun-25NEWSUSNAS Patuxent River CH-53K King Stallion First Time at Sea

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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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