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LHA-1 Tarawa class

Specifications
Power Plant Two boilers,
two geared steam turbines,
two shafts,
70,000 total shaft horsepower
Length778 feet (237.1 m) waterline
820 feet (249.9 m) overall
Beam Extreme Beam: 106 ft
Waterline Beam: 106 ft
Draft Maximum Navigational Draft: 26 ft
Draft Limit: 27 ft
DisplacementLight Displacement: 26255 tons
Full Displacement: 39925 tons
Dead Weight: 13670 tons
Speed 24 knots (27.6 miles per hour)
(22 knots sustained)
Range 10,000 nm @ 20 knots
Fuel 5,900 tons
Aircraft (Actual mix depends upon mission)

RECENT DEPLOYMENTS
6 - AV-8B Harrier attack planes
4 - AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter
12 - CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
4 - CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters
2 - UH-1N Huey helicopters

OR
6 - AV-8B Harrier attack planes
4 - AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter
12 - CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
9 - CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters
4 - UH-1N Huey helicopters

OR
6 - AV-8B Harrier attack planes
12 - CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
9 - CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters
Boats 2 - LCU
1 - LCAC
4 - LCPL
Elevators 1 deck edge (40,000-pound capacity)
1 stern (80,000-pound capacity)
Armament 2 - 21 Cell Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)
4 - 25mm MK38 Gun Mounts
2 - 20-mm Close In Weapons System Block 1
5 - .50 Cal Mounts
2 - SLQ-25 NIXIE
6 - Mk 36 Super Rapid-Blooming Off Board Chaff System (SRBOC)
Sensors: Mk-23 Target Acquisition System (TAS) Mod 5
SPS-64(V)9 (navigation radar)
SPS-67 surface search radar
SPS-40E air search radar
SPS-48E 3-D air search radar
SPS-64 navigation radar
SPN-35A aircraft control/approach radar
SPN-43C aircraft control/approach radar
SLQ-32(V)3 electronic warfare suite
SPG-60 (AA gun fire control)
SPQ-9A (surface gun fire control)
URN-25 TACAN
Furuno navigation radar
Crew Ships Company: 82 officers, 882 enlisted
Marine Detachment 1,900 plus

Departments
Aircraft Maintenance
Air
Combat Systems
Combat Cargo
Communications
Deck
Dental
Engineering
Executive
Medical
Navigation
Operations
Safety
Supply
Organic Medical Assets

LHA Medical Facilities

  2 Operating Rooms
  1 Minor OR
17 ICU Beds
48 Ward Beds
  0 Overflow beds
     Ancillary:

     Lab............ yes
     X-ray......... yes
     Blood Bank yes

LHD Medical Manning

1 Medical Corps
1 Dental Corps 
0 Nurse Corps
0 Anesthesia Provider
1 Med. Service Corps
16 Hospital Corpsmen
3 Dental Technicians
3 Dental Operations 

Unit Operating Cost
Annual Average
$75,000,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]



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