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LPH-2 IWO JIMA class

Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Comm Decomm
Iwo Jima LPH 2Puget Sound NSY Norfolk 30 Jan 195826 Aug 1961 14 Jul 1993
Okinawa LPH 3Philadelphia NSY San Diego 24 Oct 195814 Apr 196217 Dec 1992
Guadalcanal LPH 7Philadelphia NSY Norfolk 21 Dec 195920 Jul 196331 Aug 1994
Guam LPH 9Philadelphia NSY Norfolk 21 Sep 196116 Jan 196525 Aug 1998
Tripoli LPH 10Ingalls San Diego 10 Dec 196206 Aug 196615 Sep 1995
New Orleans LPH 11Philadelphia NSY San Diego 18 Dec 196416 Nov 196801 Oct 1997
Inchon LPH 12 Converted to Mine Countermeasures Support Ship
NOTE: The LPH designation has been applied to a variety of dissimilar ships.
To further confuse matters, the numbering sequence is non-sequential.
LPH 1 was Block Island [ex CVE-106] and LPH 6 was Thetis Bay [ex CVE-90]
LPH 4, 5 & 8 were converted Essex-class [CV-9] carriers
CV-40 Tarawa, an Essex-class [CV-9] carrier, operated with helicopters, without the LPH designation.

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