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Tarawa - Weapons - The World Wars.net
Sea Weapons

Landing Helicopter Assault

Tarawa

USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)

Preceded by:

Iwo Jima (1961)

Succeeded by:

Wasp (1989)

Datafile

ClassTarawa
TypeLanding Helicopter Assault
Year1976
Crew892
Transport1903
Dimensions
Length237.2 m (pp)
250 m
Beam32.5 m - 38.4 m (d)
Draught7.8 m
Displacement
Empty25,588 t
Loaded38,761 t
Performance
Speed44 km/h
Range18,520 km @ 37 km/h
Machinery
Shafts2
Turbines2 x Geared steam
70,000 hp
Westinghouse
Boilers2 x Combustion Engineering
Fuel-
Armament
Anti-Aircraft
AA WeaponsRIM-7 (2 x 8)
Armor
ArmorNone
Sensors
RadarAN/SPS-48E
AN/SPS-40E
AN/SPS-67(V)3
AN/SPS-64
AN/SPN-35A
AN/SPN-43B
AN/SPG-60
AN/SPG-9A
Mk. 23
Production
Built5
Total5

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Tarawa LHA-1 Ingalls15/11/7101/12/7329/05/7631/03/09Inactive
Saipan LHA-2 Ingalls21/07/7218/07/7415/10/7724/04/07Sold/Scrapped
Belleau Wood LHA-3 Ingalls05/03/7311/04/7723/09/7813/10/05Sunk as target
Nassau LHA-4 Ingalls05/03/7321/01/7828/07/7931/03/11Inactive
Peleliu LHA-5 Ingalls12/11/7625/11/7803/05/8031/03/15Inactive

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