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USS ESSEX (LHD 2)
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (MULTI-PURPOSE)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LHD 1 UIC: 21533
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 10/17/1992 Homeport: SAN DIEGO, CA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/10/1986 Commission Date: 10/17/1992
Keel Date: 03/20/1989 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 01/04/1991 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 26.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 07/10/1992 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 25.3 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: 27803 tons Full Displacement: 41684 tons
Dead Weight: 13881 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: 08/10/2015
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