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U.S.S. PELELIU

(LHA-5)

PEACE THROUGH POWER

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USS PELELIU (LHA-5) - a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship

In Commission 1980 to Present

LHA-5 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LHA-5 Shellback Initiation Add a LHA-5 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1976-Keel Date: 12 NOV 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV1978-Launch Date: 25 NOV 1978
APR1980-APR1980Sea Trials
MAY1980-Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1980 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1980-Shellback Initiation - 28 MAY 1980 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1980-MAY1980Panama Canal
MAY1980-MAY1980Initial Equator Crossing (Shellback Initiation)
MAY1980-Commissioned: 3 MAY 1980
MAR1982-OCT1982West Pac
JUL1982- Shellback Initiation - 21 JUL 1982 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1982-DEC1982Alaska
SEP1983-MAR1984West Pac
NOV1983-Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1983 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1984-FEB1984Visit Peleliu Island
APR1985-SEP1985West Pac
JUN1985-Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1985- Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1985- Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1987-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1987 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1988-JAN1988West Pac
JAN1988-JUN1988West Pac
JAN1989-JUL1989Desert Shield
JAN1990-JUL1990West Pac
JAN1990-JAN1992West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1990- Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1990 - Indian Ocean
MAY1991-NOV1991West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1991-MAR1992Desert Storm
NOV1991-Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1991-Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Indian Ocean
JAN1994-JUL1994West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1994-Shellback Initiation - 4 APR 1994 - Pacific Ocean
APR1994-MAY1994Somalia
JUN1994-Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1994 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1995-APR1996West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1997- Shellback Initiation - 23 OCT 1997 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1997-APR1998West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1999-DEC1999West Pac
JUL2001-MAR2002West Pac
JAN2003-JAN2004Operation Iraqi freedom 2003 - 2004. Wikipedia and Memory
FEB2006-AUG2006West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN2011-DEC2012West Pac-Viet Nam

LHA-5 General Specifications

Class: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship

Named for: Battle of Peleliu

Complement: 262 Officers and 2543 Enlisted

Displacement: 39438 tons

Length: 820 feet

Beam: 106.6 feet

Flank Speed: 24 knots