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TARAWA (LHA 1)
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (GENERAL PURPOSE)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LHA 1 UIC: 20550
Status: Inactive, Out of Commission, in reserve Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/31/2009 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: B Berth: NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Pearl Harbor, HI
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 05/01/1969 Commission Date: 05/29/1976
Keel Date: 11/15/1971 Inactivation Date: 03/31/2009
Launch Date: 12/01/1973 Decommission Date: 03/31/2009
Age (since Launch) 43.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
33.0
Delivery Date: 05/14/1976 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 41.4 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 820 ft Waterline Length: 778 ft
Extreme Beam: 106 ft Waterline Beam: 106 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 27 ft Draft Limit: 27 ft
Light Displacement: 26255 tons Full Displacement: 39925 tons
Dead Weight: 13670 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 86
Enlisted: 979
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: NAVSEA INACTIVE SHIPS ON-SITE MAINTENANCE OFFICE, PEARL HARBOR, HI
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: TARAWA, LHA 1 HELD A DECOMMISSIONING CERMONY ON 4 DEC 08. SHE WILL OFFICIALLY DECOMMISSION ON 31 MAR 09.
Last Updated: 10/01/2015
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