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LHD-4 Boxer, Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship
- Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose). Boxer is a unit of Amphibious Squadron Seven, Amphibious Group Three, and is homeported at San Diego, California.
Keel Laid down: 08/04/1991 at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. Pascagoula Mississippi
Commissioned: USS Boxer (LHD-4), 11/02/1995
Displacement: 40,722 long tons, (41,375 tons) full load
Length: 257 meters (844 feet)
Beam: 32 meters (106 feet)
Draft: 8.5 meters (28 feet)
Speed: 20 knots +
Complement: Crew: 104 Officer, 1004 Enlisted, Marine Force 2074
Armament: 2x Sea Sparrow launchers, 3x 20 mm Phalanx Defensive System (CIWS) mounts, 8x 50cal. mgs.
Aircraft: 42x CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters, 5x AV-8B Harrier aircraft, 6x ASW helicopters
Landing Craft: 3x air Cushion Landing Craft (LCAC)
Power Plant: 2x 600 psi boilers, two geared steam turbines, 2x shafts, 70,000 total shaft horsepower.
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