Sea Weapons

Landing Helicopter Dock

Wasp

USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)

Preceded by:

Tarawa (1976)

Succeeded by:

America (2014)

Datafile

ClassWasp
TypeLanding Helicopter Dock
Year1989
Crew1,077
Transport1873
Dimensions
Length257.3 m
Beam42.7 m
Draught8.1 m
Displacement
Empty28,233 t
Loaded40,532 t
Performance
Speed41 km/h
Range17,594 km @ 37 km/h
Machinery
Shafts2
Turbines2 x Geared steam
70,000 hp
Westinghouse
Boilers2 x Combustion Engineering
Fuel-
Armament
Anti-Aircraft3 x 20-mm (3 x 1)
Phalanx CIWS
AA WeaponsRIM-7 (2 x 8)
RIM-116 (2 x 21)
Armor
ArmorNone
Sensors
RadarAN/SPS-48E
AN/SPS-49
AN/SPS-67
AN/SPS-64(V)9
AN/SPN-35A
AN/SPN-43B
Mk. 23
Mk. 95
Aircraft
Aircraft6-20
Helicopters42
Production
Built8
Total8

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Wasp LHD-1 Ingalls30/05/8504/08/8729/07/89-Active
Essex LHD-2 Ingalls20/03/8923/02/9117/10/92-Active
Kearsarge LHD-3 Ingalls06/02/9026/03/9216/10/93-Active
Boxer LHD-4 Ingalls18/04/9113/08/9311/02/95-Active
Bataan LHD-5 Ingalls22/06/9415/03/9620/09/97-Active
Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 Ingalls18/04/9514/03/9715/08/98-Active
Iwo Jima LHD-7 Ingalls12/12/9704/02/0030/06/01-Active
Makin Island LHD-8 Ingalls14/02/0422/09/0624/10/09-Active

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