LHA-3 USS Belleau Wood

US US Navy




1978 to 2005    


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Flight Deck: 3
Call Sign: NBWD
See Also: CV Independence class CVL-24


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History of US LHA-3 USS Belleau Wood

1969-nov-15Ordered
1973-mar-5Laid down
1977-apr-11Launched
1978-sep-23Commissioned
1981-mar-3Aircraftaccident CH-46D 153961
1984organic helicopter was HH-1N 160834
2002-sepDeploymentOperation Enduring Freedom part of a 3 ship Amphibious Ready Group
2005-oct-28Decommissioned
2005-oct-28Struck
2006-jul-13Fate: sunkas target during RIMPAC 06

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

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Builder

   

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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