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SAIPAN (LHA 2)
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (GENERAL PURPOSE)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LHA 1 UIC: 20632
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 02/23/2011 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 11/15/1969 Commission Date: 10/15/1977
Keel Date: 07/21/1972 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 07/18/1974 Decommission Date: 04/25/2007
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 36.6 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
30.0
Delivery Date: 08/11/1977 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 33.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 04/25/2007
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 820 ft Waterline Length: 778 ft
Extreme Beam: 106 ft Waterline Beam: 106 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 28 ft Draft Limit: 27 ft
Light Displacement: 27165 tons Full Displacement: 40891 tons
Dead Weight: 13726 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 94
Enlisted: 920
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 02/13/2012
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