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USS Peleliu information

21°22′24″N 157°58′51″W / 21.3732154°N 157.9809546°W / 21.3732154; -157.9809546

USS Peleliu
USS Peleliu on 16 August 2006
USS PeleliuUnited States
NamesakeBattle of Peleliu
Ordered6 November 1970
BuilderIngalls Shipbuilding
Laid down12 November 1976
Launched25 November 1978
Commissioned3 May 1980
Decommissioned31 March 2015
Renamedfrom Da Nang
HomeportSan Diego
  • Callsign: NPEL
  • Hull number: LHA-5
  • Pax per Potens
  • (Peace through power)
  • The Fighting Five
  • Iron Nickel
General characteristics
Class and typeTarawa-class amphibious assault ship
  • 39,438 long tons full and
  • 25,982 tons light
Length820 ft (250 m)
Beam106.6 ft (32.5 m)
Draft27 ft (8.2 m)
  • 2 steam combustion engineering modified super 6 boilers
  • 2 Westinghouse steam turbines
Speed24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Complement262 officers and about 2,543 enlisted men
  • Two rolling airframe missile launchers,
  • four 25 mm Mk 38 Bushmaster gun mounts,
  • two Phalanx CIWS for self-defense,
  • five 0.5 in (12.7 mm) machine guns.
  • These ships were built with an offensive armament with three 5-inch rapid-fire naval guns and a defense of two Mk 115 Basic Point Defense Missile guided missile units.
Aircraft carried(typical) Six AV-8B Harrier attack planes; four AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters; 12 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters; nine CH-53 Sea Stallion heavy helicopters; four UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters, and two V-22 Ospreys.
Aviation facilitieshangar deck

USS Peleliu (LHA-5) is a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy, named for the Battle of Peleliu of World War II. Entering service in 1980, she has been deployed to the Persian Gulf on several occasions, performed an evacuation of U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, operated with the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce, participated in Pacific Partnership deployments, and provided assistance following the massive floods in Pakistan in 2010. She was decommissioned in San Diego, California on 31 March 2015. She currently rests, out of commission and in reserve, at NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii[1] alongside USS Tarawa in the inactive reserve in case of further need.[2]

  1. ^ "Naval Vessel Register – PELELIU (LHA 5)". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ Larter, David (2 July 2014). "Decommissioning plan pulls all frigates from fleet by end of FY '15". Military Times. Gannett Government Media. Retrieved 3 July 2014.

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