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USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (MULTI-PURPOSE)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LHD 1 UIC: 21700
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 10/16/1993 Homeport: NORFOLK, VA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 11/20/1987 Commission Date: 10/16/1993
Keel Date: 02/06/1990 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/26/1992 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 25.4 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 08/16/1993 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 24.0 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 847 ft Waterline Length: 778 ft
Extreme Beam: 118 ft Waterline Beam: 106 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 28 ft Draft Limit: 28 ft
Light Displacement: 28078 tons Full Displacement: 41684 tons
Dead Weight: 13606 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Geared Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 102
Enlisted: 1102
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard: Norfolk NSY, Portsmouth, VA
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager: PMS 470
Comments:
Last Updated: 03/06/2012
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