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

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Builder

   

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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