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USS Tripoli (LHA-7)

America Class LHA(R) Amphibious Assault Ship:
  • Laid down, 20 June 2014, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 1 May 2017
  • Christening, 16 September 2017
  • Expected delivery date 2018
    Displacement 44,971 long t.(lt), 50,000 long t.(fl)
    Length 844'
    Beam 106'
    Speed 22+ kts.
    Endurance 9,500 miles
    Medical Capability
    Two operating rooms
    Twenty-Four bed ward
    Flight Deck
    Nine CH-53K spots
    Elevators one Port, one Starboard
    Vehicle Square 19,112 ft
    Cargo/Ammo Cube 145,963 ft
    Aviation Fuel (JP-5) 1,300,000 gal / or 1.6 M gallons
    Aircraft, Standard Configuration:
    Ten F-35B Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) STOVL aircraft
    Twelve MV-22 Osprey VTOL tiltrotors
    Four CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters
    Eight AH-1Z Super Cobra helicopters
    Four MH-60S Seahawk helicopters
    65 - 100 officers
    994 - 1,000 enlisted
    1,687 troops, plus 184 surge
    Marine Detachment: 1,800
    Two Mk-29 NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow launchers
    Two MK49 Rolling Airframe Missile [RAM]
    Three 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
    Eight .50 cal. machine guns
    AN/USG-2 Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)
    SSDS MK2
    Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-N)
    AN/USQ-T46(V) BFTT
    IFF Interrogator System AN/UPX-29 (V)
    AN/SPS-48 Radar
    AN/SPS-49 Radar
    AN/SPQ-9B Radar
    Two General Electric "LM2500 plus" gas turbines engines, approximately 50 MW
    Two propellers, 70,000 total brake horsepower

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    Tripoli 283k Artist's rendering of USS Tripoli (LHA-7), courtesy of Northrop Grumman. Bill Gonyo
    Tripoli 297k Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the keel-laying ceremony for the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA-7), 20 June 2014
    US Navy Photo.
    Lee Wahler
    Tripoli 445k Cranes lifts Tripoli (LHA-7)'s 700-ton deckhouse into place, 9 July 2016.
    Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
    Tommy Trampp
    211k Tripoli (LHA-7) was successfully float-off launched, 1 May 2017, at Huntington Ingalls Industries. Tripoli incorporates an enlarged hangar deck, enhanced maintenance facilities, increased fuel capacity and additional storerooms to provide the fleet with a platform optimized for aviation capabilities. The ship is planned to be christened in 2017 with delivery planned for late 2018
    US Navy Photo #'s 170501-N-N2201-001 PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 1, 2017) and 170501-N-N2201-002 PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 1, 2017). Courtesy Ingalls Shipbuilding.
    Ron Reeves
    Lee Wahler
    Tripoli 221k Tripoli (LHA-7) moored pierside after launching 1 May 2017, at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, MS.
    Courtesy Ingalls Shipbuilding.
    Ron Reeves
    Tripoli 788k Invitation to the Christening ceremony for Tripoli (LHA-7) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, MS., 16 September 2017. Ron Reeves and
    Dale Hargrave
    Tripoli 252k Mrs. Lynn Mabus, wife of Ray Mabus, 75th United States Secretary of the Navy (2009 to 2017), christening Tripoli (LHA-7) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, MS., 16 September 2017. Photos by Dale Hargrave
    Tripoli 209k
    Tripoli 254k Tripoli (LHA-7) Christening commemorative souvenir coins Ron Reeves

    USS Tripoli (LHA-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    PCUCAPT. Meyers, Dennis P., USNJune 2017
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Tripoli Launch Video
    Christening Ceremony Program
    Amphibious Assault Ships - LHA/LHD/LHA(R)
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