LHD-1 USS Wasp

US US Navy




1989 to present    


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Flight Deck: 1
Call Sign: NEBP


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1985-may-30Laid down
1987-aug-4Launched
1989-jul-29Commissioned
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-nov-03NEWS Central Mediterranean Operation Odyssey Lightning
2016-dec-27NEWS USS Wasp Completes First Deployment in 12 Years
2017-sep-7 Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Arrived in the US Virgin Islands for Hurricane Irma relief support

Specifications    

    from Wasp class
1080crew
1900troops
41180full load (tn)
257.20length (m)
33.50beam (m)
9.10draught (m)
22max speed (knots)
70000power (shp)
2Naval Engine steam turbines
3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

Aircraft    

    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

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,


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