LPH-10 USS Tripoli

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1966 to 1995    


LPH-10 USS Tripoli

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History of US LPH-10 USS Tripoli

1962-dec-10Ordered
1964-jun-15Laid down
1965-jul-31Launched
1966-aug-6Commissioned
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-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
1995-sep-15Decommissioned
2004Fate: transferedloan to US Army
2006in Hawaii, used as launch platform for missiles trials
2011Docked at Pearl Harbour, HI

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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