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  • LHD-3 USS Kearsarge

    US US Navy

    1993 to present    


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    IMO: 4681620
    MMSI: 368702000
    Flight Deck: 3
    Call Sign: NNKP
    Shipyard: Ingalls Shipbuilding


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    History of US LHD-3 USS Kearsarge

    1990-feb-6Laid down
    2010-julDeployment Exercise Auriga 2010 Participated in the Amphibious component of Ex Auriga, with HMS Albion, HMS Ocean and RFA Largs Bay, until Aug 2010.
    2011-apr-11NEWS AFCamp Bastion Osprey Makes Historic Intercontinental Flight
    2013-may-2DeploymentOMGulf of Oman Gulf of Oman
    2013-octAircraftLast UH-1N deployment. 159195
    2015-dec-09NEWS EGSuez Canal Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier Crossed Suez Canal
    2017-aug-30NEWS USCamp Lejeune 26th MEU to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
    2017-sep-2 Hurricane Harvey Ready for Hurricane Harvey relief support
    2017-sep-9Deployment Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations in route to the US Virgin Islands for Hurricane Irma relief support
    2017-sep-20Deployment Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Operating around US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria disaster.
    2017-oct-3AircraftRoosevelt Roads President Trump on VH-60N 163266
    2018-jul-02NEWS Kearsarge ARG Completes First East Coast SWATT
    2022-jan-16AircraftNS Norfolk arrived at NS Norfolk in preparation for its Amphibious Ready Group deployment in Apr.
    2022-apr-11Port VisitNOTromso Cruise Terminal Arrived in Tromso harbour.



        from Wasp class
    41180full load (tn)
    257.20length (m)
    33.50beam (m)
    9.10draught (m)
    22max speed (knots)
    70000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Missile Launcher Mk 49 21-cell RAM
    2Missile Launcher Mk 29 8-cell Sea Sparrow
    3Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
    3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm



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