Tarawa class amphibious assault ships (USN, LHA-1)

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Tarawa class amphibious assault ships

specifications

Displacement: 25,588t light; 38.761t full load
Dimensions: 237.2m wl, 250.0m oa x 32.5m wl, 38.4m ext x 7.8m
Machinery: 2 shaft Westinghouse geared turbines, 2 Combustion Engineering boilers, 70,000shp = 24kts. Range 10,000nm at 20kts
Armament: 2 Sea Sparrow SAM (2x8), 3-5in/54 (3x1), 6-20mm (6x1).
Sensors: Radar SPS-40, SPS-52, SPG-60, SPQ-9
Complement: 892 (plus 1903 troops)

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
LHA-1 Tarawa Ingalls SB 15 Nov 1971 1 Dec 1973 29 May 1976 31 Mar 2009 Decommissioned
LHA-2 Saipan Ingalls SB 21 Jul 1972 18 Jul 1974 15 Oct 1977 25 Apr 2007 Decommissioned
LHA-3 Belleau Wood Ingalls SB 5 Mar 1973 11 Apr 1977 23 Sept 1978 28 Oct 2005 Decommissioned
LHA-4 Nassau Ingalls SB 5 Mar 1973 21 Jan 1978 28 Jul 1979 31 Mar 2011 Decommissioned
LHA-5 Peleliu Ingalls SB 12 Nov 1976 25 Nov 1978 3 May 1980 31 Mar 2015 Decommissioned