USN Retired Amphibious Assault ships

Amphibious Assault Ships (LHA LPH)

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Tarawa Class LHA Amphibious Assault Ships LOA 834′ TDISP 44,000 (5 retired, 3 in reserve, 1 of which could be preserved)

USS Saipan NARA

USS Saipan LHA-2, 2002 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-04-09050

USS Tarawa LHA-1 (1976-2009)USS Tarawa LHA-1 San Diego 2000.jpgUSS Belleau Wood LHA-3 (1978-2005)

ENDURING FREEDOM

USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 with crew on the deck commemorating the first anniversary of the 2001/09/11 attacks, as it is deployed on Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-04-14144 PHC Steven L. Cooke, USN

USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 San Diego 2001USS Nassau LHA-4 (1979-2011)USS Nassau LHA-4 Norfolk VA 2002USS Tarawa LHA-1 (see above) and Peleliu LHA-5 (1980-2015)USS Peleliu LHA-5 (see above)USS Peleliu LHA-5 San Diego 2008.2.jpgUSS Peleliu LHA-5 San Diego 2008

Navy Unique

USS Saipan stern view showing the enormous stern gate open leading the the well deck, underneath a flight deck elevator which can lower aircraft to the hangar that runs above the well deck. Naval Station Rota, Spain, 1996 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-01-10027 PO2 Keith W. Devinney

Iwo Jima Class LPH Amphibious Assault Ships LOA 592′ TDISP 18,000 tons (7 retired and scrapped

DESERT SHIELD

USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 during Operation Desert Shield NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-92-06753 TECH. SGT. Reynolds

USS Okinawa LPH-3 (1962-1992) sunk in a 2002 SINKEXUSS Okinawa LPH-3 Suisun Bay 1993USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 (1963-1994) sunk in a 2005 SINKEXUSS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Philedelphia 1999.jpgUSS Guadalcanal LPH-7 JRRF 2002.jpgUSS Tripoli LPH-10 (1966-1995) scrapped 2018 after testing as a launch platform for ballistic missile defensesUSS Tripoli LPH-10 Mare Island CA 2008.jpgUSS New Orleans LPH-11 (1968-1997) sunk in a 2010 SINKEXUSS New Orleans LPH-11 SuisunBayCA2004.jpgUSS Inchon LPH-12 (1970-2002)USS Inchon LPH-12 Philedelphia PA 2004.jpg

DESERT SHIELD

USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 during Operation Desert Shield, 1992 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-92-06755 TECH. SGT. Reynolds

Unknown Iwo Jima Class LPH, San Diego, 1994Iwo Jima Class LPH San Diego 1994.jpg

USS Guam LPH NARA - Robert J. Sitar DNSC9700420

[Detail of] USS Guam LPH-9 Norfolk Naval Base, 1996 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-97-01387 Robert J. Sitar (USN Ret)

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