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LHA-3 Belleau Wood Expeditionary Strike Group, Amphibious Ready Group, Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
Code Number:
MYNV04P04_13B
Title:
LHA-3 Belleau Wood Expeditionary Strike Group, Amphibious Ready Group, Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
Namesake: Battle of Belleau Wood
Ordered: 15/11/1969
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 5/03/1973
Launched: 11/04/1977
Commissioned: 23/09/1978
Decommissioned: 28/10/2005
Struck: 28/10/2005
Homeport: San Diego, California
Fate: Expended as a target, 13/04/2006

Class & type: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
Displacement: 40,000 tons
Length: 250 meters (820 feet)
Beam: 32 meters (106 feet)
Draft: 7.9 meters (26 feet)
Propulsion: Steam Turbine
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Troops: 2,000 Marines plus equipment
Complement: 930 officers and sailors
Armament: 2 21 cell RAM launchers
2 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
4 25 mm Mk 38 Bushmaster gun mounts
5 .50 cal mounts
Aircraft carried: 30 helicopters and AV-8B Harriers
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