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U.S.S. KEARSARGE

(LHD-3)

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USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) - a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

In Commission 1993 to Present

LHD-3 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LHD-3 Shellback Initiation Add a LHD-3 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1990 - Keel Date: 6 FEB 1990
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR 1992 - Launch Date: 26 MAR 1992
OCT 1993 - Commissioned: 16 OCT 1993
JAN 1995 - AUG 1995 Mediterranean
APR 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 3 APR 1997 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 1997 - OCT 1997 Recovered 2 509 amcit/allied cit personnel Sierra Leone
APR 1999 - OCT 1999 Mediterranean
APR 2001 - OCT 2001 Mediterranean
JAN 2003 - JUL 2003 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2003 - JUL 2003 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN 2011 - DEC 2011 Mediterranean-West Africa

LHD-3 General Specifications

Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

Named for: USS Kearsarge (1861)

Complement: 104 Officers and 1004 Enlisted

Displacement: 40500 tons

Length: 844 feet

Beam: 106 feet

Flank Speed: 24 knots