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  • LPH-10 USS Tripoli

    US US Navy

    1966 to 1995    

    LPH-10 USS Tripoli


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    Shipyard: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
    See Also: LH America (2014) class LHA-7


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    History of US LPH-10 USS Tripoli

    1964-jun-15Laid down
    1969-nov-1DeploymentUnderway WESTPAC
    1970-feb-17DeploymentArrived at North Island, San Diego from Vietnam with 1,250 marines as part of President Nixon s withfrawal of combat troops. Aircraft Group 16, VMA-223 and HMH-361
    1971-oct-27AircraftUH-1E 151865 accident
    1971-dec-14DeploymentArrived in Indian Ocean, part of a 10-ship task force, with 800 marines, to evacuate American civilians from embattled East Pakistan
    1971-dec-27AircraftMarine helicopter crashed at sea, another crashed a week earlier, in Indian Ocean because of Indo-Pakistan War
    1972-mayAircraftMAU, HMM-165 onboard in support of the Vietnamese Marines
    1972-jul-22DeploymentDelivered relief supplies with 10 helicopters in the Philippines due to flooding by Tropical Storm Rita
    1973DeploymentAssigned Amphibious Ready Group Alpha (ARG Alpha)
    1973-augOperations off Thailand
    1973-sepDeploymentOperation End Sweep, cleared mines from North Vietnam major harbors and coastal waterways using helicopters
    1973-sep-8RPSubic Bay Harbour Towed to Subic Bay due to loss of propulsion system. Relieved on station by USS Inchon
    1973-sep-19USMC 1st battalion 4th marines
    1991AircraftCross-decked her MH-53E helicopters and equipment to USS New Orleans after hitting mine
    1991Aircrafthelo went down in the Indian Ocean during Desert Storm Operation
    1991-jan-20DeploymentOff coast, Dubai, proceeded to northern Gulf with mine-sweeping helicopters
    1991-feb-18DeploymentPersian Gulf Operation Desert Shield/Storm Northern Persian Gulf, struck an Iraqi mine during Operation Desert Storm sustaining a 16 by 20 foot hole in her forward starboard side flooding six spaces. Assisted in temporary repairs by a diving team from RFA Diligence.
    1992-dec-9DeploymentOperation Provide Hope, in Somalia, humanitarian operation
    1994-oct-8DeploymentPersian Gulf Deployed to Persian Gulf region in response to Iraqi troops massing on border of Kuwait
    2004Fate: transferedloan to US Army
    2006in Hawaii, used as launch platform for missiles trials
    2011Docked at Pearl Harbour, HI



        from Iwo Jima class
    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



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