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  • LHA-1 USS Tarawa

    US US Navy




    1976 to 2009    


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    Flight Deck: 1
    Call Sign: NLHA


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    History of US LHA-1 USS Tarawa

    1969-may-1Ordered
    1971-nov-15Laid down
    1973-dec-1Launched
    1976-may-29Commissioned
    1985DeploymentPacific deployment for 6 months, including testing Mastiff UAV procedures in support of amphibious operations, until early 1986
    1998-jul-9Port VisitHKHong Kong Port Embarked 6 AV8 of VMA-211 UH-1 159689 : 160175 AH-1 165044 : 165277 : 165280 : 165323 H-46 150958 : 151915 : 153350 : 154817 : 156420 : 156426 : 156439 : 157696 H-53 164362 : 164363 : 164364 : 164365 except for the 2 US Navy HH-46D all aircraft for composite unit HMM-268 with code YQ-..
    2004-jun-29Deployment RIMPAC 04 Participated in RIMPAC 04 exercise
    2009-mar-31Decommissionedto fleet reserve

    Specifications

       

        from Tarawa class
    900crew
    1900troops
    39400full load (tn)
    250length (m)
    32beam (m)
    7.90draught (m)
    24max speed (knots)
    70000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine boilers
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Missile Launcher Mk 49 21-cell RAM
    4Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
    1Aids TACAN URN-20
    1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-52

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    US USMC B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 1242
    US USMC Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 60
    US USMC Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 40
    US USMC Bell UH-1N 20

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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