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U.S.S. ESSEX

(LHD-2)

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USS ESSEX (LHD-2) - a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

In Commission 1992 to Present

LHD-2 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LHD-2 Shellback Initiation Add a LHD-2 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1989 - Keel Date: 20 MAR 1989
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
FEB 1991 - Launch Date: 23 FEB 1991
SEP 1991 - SEP 1991 Panama Canal
AUG 1992 - AUG 1992 Hurricane Andrew - Ship Depature
SEP 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 17 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1992 - Commissioned: 17 OCT 1992
DEC 1994 - JUN 1995 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 11 MAR 1995 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 15 MAR 1995 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1996 - JAN 1996 Sea Trials
MAY 1996 - JUN 1996 RIMPAC
JUL 1996 - JAN 1998 West Pac
SEP 1996 - SEP 1996 Shell Back Innitations
OCT 1996 - APR 1997 West Pac
NOV 1996 - MAY 1997 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1998 - JAN 1999 West Pac
APR 2000 - OCT 2000 West Pac
MAY 2003 - DEC 2003 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 2007 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 2007 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 2015 - Shellback Initiation - 29 JUL 2015 - Indian Ocean

LHD-2 General Specifications

Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

Named for: Essex County

Complement: 73 Officers and 1109 Enlisted

Displacement: 40650 tons

Length: 844 feet

Beam: 106 feet

Flank Speed: 24+ knots