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USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8)
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (MULTI-PURPOSE)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LHD 1 UIC: 23171
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 10/24/2009 Homeport: SAN DIEGO, CA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operations
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 04/19/2002 Commission Date: 10/24/2009
Keel Date: 02/14/2004 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 09/22/2006 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 10.9 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 04/16/2009 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 8.3 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: 28176 tons Full Displacement: 41684 tons
Dead Weight: 13508 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Hybrid Gas Turbine-Electric
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: MAKIN ISLAND EARNED COMMISSION (SPECIAL) STATUS 26 JUN 09.
Last Updated: 02/10/2016
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