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USS IWO JIMA

(LHD-7)

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USS IWO JIMA (LHD-7) - a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

In Commission 2001 to Present

LHD-7 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LHD-7 Shellback Initiation Add a LHD-7 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1997 Keel Date: 12 DEC 1997
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR 2001 Launch Date: 25 MAR 2001
JUN 2001 Commissioned: 30 JUN 2001
JUL 2003 - JUL 2003 Liberia
JUN 2006 - DEC 2006 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 2008 - MAR 2009 Mediterranean
JUN 2009 - JUL 2009 West Africa
JUL 2009 - West Africa to support the President Obama's visit to Ghana
JUL 2010 - NOV 2010 Caribbean - South America

LHD-7 General Specifications

Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

Named for: Battle of Iwo Jima

Complement: 73 Officers and 1009 Enlisted

Displacement: 40530 tons

Length: 844 feet

Beam: 110 feet

Flank Speed: 22 knots