LHA-6 USS America

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2014 to present    


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Flight Deck: 6
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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-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

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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