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USS AMERICA (LHA 6)
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (GENERAL PURPOSE)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LHA 6 UIC: 20103
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 10/11/2014 Homeport: SAN DIEGO, CA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operations
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/01/2007 Commission Date: 10/11/2014
Keel Date: 04/27/2009 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/04/2012 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 5.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 04/10/2014 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 3.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 844 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 106 ft Waterline Beam: 106 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 29 ft Draft Limit: 29 ft
Light Displacement: 30591 tons Full Displacement: 44971 tons
Dead Weight: 14380 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:
Comments:
Last Updated: 02/12/2016
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