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
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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