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  • LHA-2 USS Saipan

    US US Navy




    1977 to 2007    



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    Flight Deck: 2
    Call Sign: NHOV


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    History of US LHA-2 USS Saipan

    1972-jul-21Laid down
    1974-jul-20Launched
    1977-oct-15Commissioned
    1986-aug-29AircraftNOoff Bodø CH-46 157689 accident
    1988AircraftSAR bird was UH-1N 158256 at least until 1992
    2005-jun-24Deployment Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand anchorage
    2005-jul-1Port VisitPresent at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
    2007-apr-25Decommissioned

    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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    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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