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USS 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
NOV 1976 Keel Date: 12 NOV 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV 1978 Launch Date: 25 NOV 1978
APR 1980 - APR 1980 Sea Trials
MAY 1980 Commissioned: 3 MAY 1980
MAY 1980 - MAY 1980 Initial Equator Crossing (Shellback Initiation)
MAY 1980 - MAY 1980 Panama Canal
MAY 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 28 MAY 1980 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1982 - OCT 1982 West Pac
NOV 1982 - DEC 1982 Alaska
SEP 1983 - MAR 1984 West Pac
NOV 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1983 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1984 - FEB 1984 Visit Peleliu Island
APR 1985 - SEP 1985 West Pac
JUN 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1987 Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1987 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1988 - JUN 1988 West Pac
JAN 1989 - JUL 1989 Desert Shield
JAN 1989 - JAN 1990 Desert Shield
JAN 1990 - JUL 1990 West Pac
MAY 1991 - NOV 1991 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1991 - MAR 1992 Desert Storm
NOV 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1994 - JUL 1994 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 4 APR 1994 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1994 - MAY 1994 Somalia
JUN 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1994 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1995 - APR 1996 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1997 - APR 1998 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1999 - DEC 1999 West Pac

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