LHD-2 USS Essex

US US Navy




1992 to present    


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

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Flight Deck: 2
Call Sign: NESX
See Also: CV Essex (short hull) class CV-9


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1986-sep-10Ordered
1989-mar-20Laid down
1991-feb-23Launched
1992-oct-17Commissioned
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
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

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

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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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