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USS BATAAN

(LHD-5)

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USS BATAAN (LHD-5) - a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

In Commission 1997 to Present

LHD-5 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LHD-5 Shellback Initiation Add a LHD-5 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1994 Keel Date: 22 JUN 1994
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR 1996 Launch Date: 15 MAR 1996
SEP 1997 Commissioned: 20 SEP 1997
MAR 2000 - MAY 2000 Caribbean
JAN 2003 - JUN 2003 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2004 - APR 2004 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2006 - JAN 2009 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB 2007 - Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 2007 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY 2009 - DEC 2009 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2010 - APR 2010 Guantanamo Bay
MAR 2011 - DEC 2011 Mediterranean
MAR 2011 - NOV 2011 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf

LHD-5 General Specifications

Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

Named for: the defense of the Bataan Peninsula

Complement: 104 Officers and 1004 Enlisted

Displacement: 40358 tons

Length: 844 feet

Beam: 106 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots