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USS Bougainville (LHA-8)


America Class LHA(R) Amphibious Assault Ship:
  • Expected start of construction in fourth quarter of 2018
  • Expected delivery date 2024
    Specifications:
    Displacement 44,971 long t.(lt), 50,000 long t.(fl)
    Length 844'
    Beam 106'
    Speed 22+ kts.
    Endurance 9,500 miles
    Medical Capability
    2 operating rooms
    24 bed ward
    Flight Deck
    nine CH-53K spots
    Elevators1 Port, 1 Starboard
    Vehicle Square 19,112 ft2
    Cargo/Ammo Cube 145,963 ft3
    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
    Complement
    65 - 100 officers
    994 - 1,000 enlisted
    Load:
    1,687 troops, plus 184 surge
    Marine Detachment: 1,800
    Armament
    Two Mk-29 NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow launchers
    Tow MK49 Rolling Airframe Missile [RAM]
    Three 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
    eight .50 cal. machine guns
    Two - Mk-29 NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow launchers
    Electronics
    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/SRC-55
    AN/TPX-42A(V)14
    AN/SPN-35C
    AN/WSN-7 RLGN
    AN/SPS-48 Radar
    AN/SPS-49 Radar
    AN/SPQ-9B Radar
    Propulsion
    Two General Electric "LM2500 plus" gas turbines engines, approximately 50 MW
    two propellers, 70,000 total brake horsepower

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    Bougainville 52k Artist's rendering of USS Bougainville (LHA-8) Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division is scheduled to begin construction in the fourth quarter of 2018, and delivery is expected in 2024. Bougainville will retain the aviation capability of the America-class design while adding a well deck capable of launching two landing craft air cushion hovercraft or one landing craft utility. Bougainville will have a larger flight deck configured for Joint Strike Fighter and Osprey V-22 aircraft.
    US Navy photo illustration # 160628-O-N0101-110 WASHINGTON (June 28, 2016). Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
    Lee Wahler
    Bougainville 266k This infographic shares the history of Bougainville, the namesake of the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship.
    US Navy graphic by Annalisa Underwood
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    USS Bougainville (LHA-8)
    There is no Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) history entry for USS Bougainville (LHA-8) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 23 June 2017