USS Peleliu (LHA-5)
The Peleliu in the South China Sea
|Order||November 6, 1970|
|Keel laying||November 12, 1976|
|Launch||November 25, 1978|
|1. Period of service|
|Commissioning||May 3, 1980|
|Decommissioning||March 31, 2015|
82 officers, 882 sailors, up to 1894 troops
2 propellers, driven by 2 steam turbines; 70,000 wave horsepower
2 starter RAM , various guns
The USS Peleliu (LHA-5) was an amphibious assault ship of the Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship . She was part of the United States Navy and was decommissioned on March 31, 2015. It was originally named after the Battle of Peleliu in World War II .
Originally planned as Khe Sanh (see Battle of Khe Sanh ), the name of the planned ship was soon changed to Da Nang , which was eventually discarded in favor of Peleliu . The keel was laid in 1976 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula (Mississippi) , the launch took place on November 25, 1978. Godmother was Peggy Hayward, the wife of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Thomas B. Hayward . The commissioning was made on May 3, 1980. Captain TP Scott became the first in command. The ship immediately headed south, passed the Panama Canal and finally the equator on May 27th .
The home port of the Peleliu was San Diego .
In April 2013 the Peleliu anchored in Hong Kong in the wake of the North Korea conflict .
The Peleliu was decommissioned on March 31, 2015 in San Diego as the last ship of the Tarawa class.
As a replacement for the decommissioned amphibious assault ships, the America- class is introduced into the US Navy. The first ship of this type is the USS America . The Tarawa class has already been completely decommissioned, the 8 amphibious ships of the much more modern Wasp class are still in active service, but will also be replaced by the America class in the medium term .
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