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LHA 1 Tarawa  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 29 May 1976
Total Production: 5
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: LHA 1 Tarawa
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 29 May 1976
Total Production: 5
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Description: The LHA 1 Tarawa class amphibious assault ships were designed to put troops on hostile shores. They use LCAC, LCU and helicopters to move Marine assault forces ashore. The AV-8B Harrier provides limited air defense and air dominance to LHD ships, as well as sea control through ASW helicopters. Amphibious assault ships are designed to support assault from the sea against defended positions ashore. The US Navy is the largest operator of that type of ships worldwide. The US Navy procured five LHA ships commissioned between 1976 and 1980. The last ship, USS Peleliu, was decommissioned in March 2015.

LHA 1 Tarawa Specifications

Crew: 964
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 1,900
Length: 250 meter (820 foot)
Ship's Height: 31.8 meter
Total Combined Power: 70,000 shp (52 MW)
Top Speed: 12.3 mps (24.0 knot)
Service Life: 40 year
Full Displacement: 39,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

LHA 1 Tarawa News

There are 2 news between
20 Apr 2007 and 6 Jul 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009US Navy to Conduct Maritime Laser Demonstration in Support of its Surface Fighting Ships
Friday, April 20, 2007US Navy Decommissioning USS Saipan Amphibious Assault Ship

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America5
Oct 20131
Mar 20112

Grand Total 51
Auxiliary Vessels
LCAC 1x1
Combat Aircraft
AH-1W Super Cobrax4
AV-8B Harrier IIx6
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0x2
Mk-31 RAMx2
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
CH-46E Sea Knightx12
CH-53E Super Stallionx4
MV-22B Osprey
RQ-2B Pioneer
UH-1N Hueyx4

LHA 1 Tarawa Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LHA 1 USS Tarawa-29 May 197631 Mar 2009
LHA 2 USS Saipan-15 Oct 197720 Apr 2007
LHA 3 USS Belleu Wood-23 Sep 19787 Jul 2006
LHA 4 USS Nassau-28 Jul 197931 Mar 2011
LHA 5 USS Peleliu-3 Apr 198031 Mar 2015

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