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Iwo Jima Class

Commissioned:  6 units launched and commissioned, - 1960 to 1970
Displacement, full load: 18300 tons
Dimensions, metres: 180,0 x 5,5 x 7,9
Helicopters: 20 - 24 medium, - 4 heavy, - 4 observation
Guns: 8 x 3"
Missiles:  1 Sea Sparrow launcher
Propulsion:  2 boilers, 1 steam turbine, 1 shaft, - 23000 shp, - 20 knots
Complement: 528
Troops: 2090
 
 


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USS "Guam" LPH 9
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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USS "Guam" LPH 9
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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USS "Guam" LPH 9
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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USS "Guam" LPH 9
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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USS "Guam" LPH 9
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


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USS "Inchon"  LPH 12
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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USS "Inchon"  LPH 12
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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USS "Inchon! LPH 12
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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USS "Inchon" LPH 12
Photographed off Naval Station Norfolk in 1977
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


USS "Okinawa" - LPH 3
Iwo Jima Class,  Amphibious Assault Ship, US Navy.
(Photographed in Manila, Philippines 1977.)
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


USS "Okinawa" - LPH 3
Iwo Jima Class,  Amphibious Assault Ship, US Navy.
(Photographed in Manila, Philippines 1977.)
(Photographed by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


USS "Okinawa" - LPH 3
Midships Section.
(Photographed in Manila, Philippines, 1977.)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


USS "Okinawa" - LPH 3
Details, helicopter deck.
(Photographed in Manila, Philippines 1977.)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen © ©)
 
 


Unknown Iwo Jima Class Assault Ship
Photographed in Norfolk, - 1978
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


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USS "Iwo Jima" LPH 2
I believe photo is taken in Norfolk, 1980
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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Tarawa Class

5 units launched and commissioned,  1973 to 1980
Displacement: 39300 tons, - full load
Dimensions, metres: 250 x 32,3 x 7,9
Aircraft: The flight deck can operate max. 9 CH-53 Sea Stallion -,  or 12 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters.
The hangar deck can accomodate 19 Sea Stallions or 26 Sea Knights.
Also AV-8A Sea Harriers can be operated as required from these ships.
Missiles: 2 Sea Sparrow Launchers
Guns: 3 x 5", - 6 x 20 mm, - 2 x 40 mm
Propulsion: 2 boilers, - 2 geared turbines, - 2 shafts, - 140000 shp, - 24 knots
Complement: 902
Troops: 1703
 
 
 


USS "Saipan" LHA 2
Photographed in Norfolk, 1978
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


USS "Saipan" LHA 2
Photographed in Norfolk, 1978
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 

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Updated: Dec.29.2009, - jan.26.2010, - Feb.02.1020