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Technical Data

Tecnical Data


  • 5th in Wasp Class
  • Second ship to bear the name.


  • 844 ft bow to stern 106 ft across beam.


  • Two 35,000 hp steam propulsion plants 25+ kts.


  • Outfitted for 3,200 Sailors and Marines.
  • First Navy ship specifically designed to house females (450).

Extensive Medical Facility

  • 600-bed hospital, second only to hospital ships.


  • Rolling Airframe Anti-Ship Missile
  • Launching Systems
  • NATO Sea Sparrow Surface-to-Air
  • Missile Launching Systems
  • Phalanx Close-In-Weapons Systems
  • 25mm Gun Mounts
  • 50-Caliber Gun Mounts


  • AV-8B Harrier Attack Planes
  • AH1-Cobra Helicopters
  • UH-1Y Huey Helicopters
  • CH-53 Super Stallion Marine Helicopters
  • MH 60S Knight Hawk Helicopters
  • MV-22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft

Landing Craft

  • Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)
  • Landing Craft Utility (LCU)