LHD-8 USS Makin Island

US US Navy




2009 to present    


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Flight Deck: 8
Call Sign: NMXG


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2004-feb-14Laid down
2006-sep-22Launched
2009-oct-24Commissioned
2017-jan-20NEWS Gulf of Aden Pakistan Navy Alouette III on USS Makin Island

Specifications    

    from Wasp class
1080crew
1900troops
41180full load (tn)
257.20length (m)
33.50beam (m)
9.10draught (m)
22max speed (knots)
70000power (shp)
2Naval Engine steam turbines
3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

Aircraft    

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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

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,


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