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  • 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

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    Builder

       

    US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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