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  • LPH-7 USS Guadalcanal

    US US Navy




    1963 to 1994    



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    Flight Deck: 7
    Call Sign: NIEG


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    History of US LPH-7 USS Guadalcanal

    1959-dec-21Ordered
    1961-sep-1Laid down
    1963-mar-16Launched
    1963-jul-20Commissioned
    1969-mar-13DeploymentApollo 9 recovery site Apollo 9 recovery Deployed to North Atlantic to recover Apollo 9 command module and crew.
    1971Trials1st US Ship to operate the AV-8A.
    1978Aircraftorganic ship helo UH-1N 160827
    1978-oct-8Port Visitat Southampton Docks, UK. CH-53 156960 on board
    1982-feb-11Port VisitUKHMD Devonport visited Devonport en route Norfolk, Va to Norwegian waters. Her USMC HML-167 air group of CH-46E and UH-1N were aboard.
    1982-sep-30Port VisitUKHMNB Portsmouth visited Portsmouth 25-28 Sep 1982 with helos of HMA-767, HMA-773 and HMH-777 embarked
    1987Deploymentdeployed to Persian Gulf with Navy MH-53E in the first operational mine countermeasures role.
    1994-aug-31Decommissioned
    2005-may-19Fate: sunkas a target

    Specifications

       

        from Iwo Jima class
    660crew
    2100troops
    11000light (tn)
    18400full load (tn)
    180length (m)
    26beam (m)
    8.20draught (m)
    22max speed (knots)
    22000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine boilers
    1Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 825
    US USMC Sikorsky S-65 H-53 40
    US USMC Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 40
    US USMC Bell UH-1N 20

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    US Philadelphia Naval Shipyard,



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