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Amphibious Assault Ships - LHA/LHD

The primary war-fighting mission of the Amphibious Assault Ships is to maintain what the Marine Corps calls "tactical integrity" - getting a balanced force to the same place at the same time. These ships are able to land and sustain United States Marines on any shore during hostilities while at the same time serving as the centerpiece of a multi-ship Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) respectively Expeditionary Strike Goup (ESG).





Tarawa LHA 1 - class



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
TARAWALHA 1decommissioned
SAIPANLHA 2decommissioned
BELLEAU WOODLHA 3decommissioned
NASSAULHA 4decommissioned
PELELIULHA 5San Diego, Ca.
LHA 6cancelled
LHA 7cancelled
LHA 8cancelled
LHA 9cancelled



America LHA 6 - class

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
AMERICALHA 6precom
TRIPOLILHA 7under construction
LHA 8authorized
LHA 9planned
LHA 10planned



Wasp LHD 1 - class



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Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
WASPLHD 1Norfolk, Va.
ESSEXLHD 2San Diego, Ca.
KEARSARGELHD 3Norfolk, Va.
BOXERLHD 4San Diego, Ca.
BATAANLHD 5Norfolk, Va.
BONHOMME RICHARDLHD 6Sasebo, Japan
IWO JIMALHD 7Norfolk, Va.
MAKIN ISLANDLHD 8San Diego, Ca.




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