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  • LHD-2 USS Essex

    US US Navy




    1992 to present    



    • LHD-2 USS Essex
    • LHD-2 USS Essex

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    IMO:
    MMSI: 368779000
    Flight Deck: 2
    Call Sign: NESX
    Shipyard: Ingalls Shipbuilding
    See Also: CV Essex (short hull) class CV-9


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    History of US LHD-2 USS Essex

    1986-sep-10Ordered
    1989-mar-20Laid down
    1991-feb-23Launched
    1992-oct-17Commissioned
    1999-oct-9DeploymentSan Francisco Naval Shipyard Pier 30/32 San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 Present for Fleet Week 1999. Airframes from HMLA-267, HMH-361 and HMH-364 embarked.
    2009-aug-7AircraftCoral Sea Australian Black Hawk A25-112 in the Coral Sea
    2010-julAircraftCoral Sea RAN Sea King N16-125 in the Coral Sea
    2011-marDeploymentEarthquake/Tsunami Relief Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Along with USS Germantown, both with elements of 31st MEU embarked, were ordered from the Sea of Japan to the east coast of Honshu for Tsunami relief operations.
    2015-sep-30NEWS Persian Gulf US Army and Navy Practice Deck Landing Techniques
    2016-oct-19NEWS USNaval Base San Diego USS Essex Upgrading for F-35B Operations
    2019-jan-24Port VisitTHPhuket Harbour Visiting USS Essex and embarked 13th MEU visited Phuket.
    2022-feb-21NS Pearl Harbor 11th MEU 2022-2

    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
    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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    Builder

       

    US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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