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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
FEB1990-Keel Date: 6 FEB 1990
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR1992-Launch Date: 26 MAR 1992
OCT1993-Commissioned: 16 OCT 1993
JAN1995-AUG1995Mediterranean
APR1997-OCT1997North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR1997-Shellback Initiation - 3 APR 1997 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1997-OCT1997Recovered 2 509 amcit/allied cit personnel Sierra Leone
APR1999-OCT1999Mediterranean
APR2001-OCT2001Mediterranean
JAN2003-JUL2003North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN2003-JUL2003Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR2005-OCT2005Mediterranean
SEP2007-FEB2008Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV2007- Shellback Initiation - 17 NOV 2007 - Indian Ocean
JAN2011-DEC2011Mediterranean-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