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U.S.S. WASP

(LHD-1)

HONOR TRADITION EXCELLENCE

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USS WASP (LHD-1) - a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

In Commission 1989 to Present

LHD-1 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LHD-1 Shellback Initiation Add a LHD-1 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1985-Keel Date: 30 MAY 1985
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JAN1986-FEB1986Cape Horn
AUG1987-Launch Date: 4 AUG 1987
JUL1989-Commissioned: 29 JUL 1989
JAN1991-JAN1991Mediterranean
JUN1991-DEC1991Mediterranean
JAN1993-SEP1993Mediterranean
FEB1993-AUG1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1993-AUG1993Somalia
APR1993-Shellback Initiation - 23 APR 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
DEC1994-JUN1995Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1995-FEB1996Mediterranean
SEP1995-FEB1996Mediterranean
JAN1996-DEC1996Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUN1996-NOV1996Mediterranean
FEB1998-JUL1998Mediterranean
JAN2000-JUN2000Mediterranean
FEB2002-AUG2002Mediterranean
FEB2004-SEP2004Mediterranean
FEB2004-SEP2004Mediterranean
SEP2006-NOV2006Mediterranean
AUG2007-DEC2007Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf

LHD-1 General Specifications

Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

Complement: 1075 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 40532 tons

Length: 844 feet

Beam: 106 feet

Draft: 26.5 feet

Range: 9 500 Nautical Miles