LHA-4 USS Nassau

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1979 to 2011    


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Flight Deck: 4
Call Sign: NJPX


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History of US LHA-4 USS Nassau

1973-aug-13Laid down
1982-oct-1Port VisitUKHMNB Portsmouth visited Portsmouth 1-6 Oct 1982 with Ships Flt UH-1N 160838 embarked.
1992-mar-31Port VisitUKHMNB Portsmouth Embarked several Harriers and a UH-1 160448
1997-marDeploymentALoff Durrës Operation Silver Wake Operation Helvin ordered off Albanian coast (under Operation Silver Wake) to evacuate US personnel and civilians from its embassy in Tirana.
2000-dec-23Port VisitITBrindisi , Italy up to 4jan01
2001-jan-8Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta , Malta up to 11jan01
2001-feb-2Port VisitFRToulon Harbour , France up to 5feb01
2001-mar-13Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta , Malta up to 16mar01
2010-jan-18DeploymentHTPort au Prince Operation Panlake Diverted with its embarked V-22 and 24 MEU to Haiti for Earthquake relief effort (arrived 18 Jan) as part of US Operation Unified Response, with USS Bataan.
2011-mar-31Decommissionedto reserve fleet at Beaumont, TX



    from Tarawa class
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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