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Code Number:
MYNV10P05_04
Title:
USS Tarawa (LHA-1), Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
Ordered: 01/04/1969
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Laid down: 15/11/1971
Launched: 01/12/1973
Acquired: 14/04/1976
Commissioned: 29/04/1976
Decommissioned: 31/03/2009
Homeport: San Diego, California
Motto: Eagle of the Sea
Nickname: Big T
Fate: In Reserve, NISMF Pearl Harbor

Displacement: 38,900 tons
Length: 250 meters (820 feet)
Beam: 32 meters (106 feet)
Draft: 7.9 meters (26 feet)
Speed: 44 km/h (24 knots)
Range: 10,000 nm @ 20 knots
Fuel: 5,900 tons
Complement: 82 officers, 882 enlisted, Marine Detachment 1,900 +
Armament: 4 Mk 38 Mod 1 25 mm Bushmaster cannons
5 M2HB .50-caliber machine guns
2 Mk 15 Phalanx (CIWS)
2 Mk 49 RAM launchers
Aircraft carried: Up to 35x Helicopters and 8x AV-8B Harrier II VSTOL aircraft
Keywords:
San Francisco, California, USA, City, Aircraft Carrier, Vessel, Ship, Hull, Warship, Flatop, Navy, Military, Armament
Image by:
Bill Goidell

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