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USS WASP (LHD 1)
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (MULTI-PURPOSE)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LHD 1 UIC: 21560
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 07/06/1989 Homeport: SASEBO, JAPAN
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/28/1984 Commission Date: 07/06/1989
Keel Date: 05/30/1985 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/04/1987 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 30.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 05/05/1989 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 28.6 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: 28050 tons Full Displacement: 41684 tons
Dead Weight: 13634 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: 12/05/2017
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