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  • LHA-6 USS America

    US US Navy




    2014 to present    


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    Flight Deck: 6
    Call Sign:
    See Also: CV America (1965) class CV-66


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    History of US LHA-6 USS America

    2007-jun-1Ordered
    2009-jul-17Laid down
    2012-jun-4Launched
    2014-augmaiden transit around South America, America visits Americas, MH-60S 167816
    2014-sep-15HomeportNaval Base San Diego arrived at NB San Diego
    2014-oct-6Port VisitSFFW 2014 San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 in San Francisco at pier 30-32 for Fleet Week and commissioning during the event
    2014-oct-11Commissionedduring Fleet Week in San Francisco
    2020-sep-17DeploymentPhilippine Sea 31st MEU Exercising in Philippine Sea, part of 31st MEU, with V-22s of VMM-262 embarked.

    Specifications

       

        from America (2014) class
    1059crew
    1500troops
    44970full load (tn)
    257.30length (m)
    32.30beam (m)
    7.90draught (m)
    70000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    US USMC Bell V-22 Osprey 012
    US USMC Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 04
    US USMC Bell UH-1Y Venom 00
    US USMC Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 08

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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