1979 to 2011    

LHA-4 USS Nassau

US US Navy

Flight Deck: 4
Call Sign: NJPX
Shipyard: Ingalls Shipbuilding


History of US USS Nassau LHA-4

1973-aug-13Laid downLaid down
1982-oct-01Port VisitPort Visit UK HMNB Portsmouth visited Portsmouth 1-6 Oct 1982 with Ships Flt UH-1N 160838 embarked.
1992-mar-31Port VisitPort Visit UK HMNB Portsmouth Embarked several Harriers and a UH-1 160448
1997-marDeploymentDeployment AL off 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 VisitPort Visit IT Brindisi , Italy up to 4jan01
2001-jan-08Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta , Malta up to 11jan01
2001-feb-02Port VisitPort Visit FR Toulon Harbour , France up to 5feb01
2001-mar-13Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta , Malta up to 16mar01
2010-jan-18DeploymentDeployment HT Port 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-31DecommissionedDecommissioned to reserve fleet at Beaumont, TX

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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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