LHD-3 USS Kearsarge

US US Navy

1993 to present    


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Flight Deck: 3
Call Sign: NNKP


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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-octLast 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-9 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.
2018-jul-02NEWS Kearsarge ARG Completes First East Coast SWATT



    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



    Typical Max
US USMC Bell V-22 Osprey 010
US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 1242
US USMC Bell UH-1N 20
US USMC Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 40
US USMC Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 40
US USMC Bell UH-1Y Venom 02

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



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