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U.S.S. MAKIN ISLAND

(LHD-8)

GUNG HO

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USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD-8) - a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

In Commission 2009 to Present

LHD-8 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LHD-8 Shellback Initiation Add a LHD-8 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 2004 Keel Date: 14 FEB 2004
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
SEP 2006 Launch Date: 22 SEP 2006
OCT 2009 Commissioned: 24 OCT 2009

LHD-8 General Specifications

Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

Named for: Makin Island

Complement: 102 Officers and 1100 Enlisted

Displacement: 41335 tons

Length: 847 feet

Beam: 110 feet

Flank Speed: 20 kn

Range: 9500+ Nautical Miles