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USS Essex (LHD-2)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Sierra - Xray
NESX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (7)
Second Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Humanitarian Medal (Operation Unified Assistance, Tsunami Relief 2005) - Sea Service Deployment Medal - Overseas Service Medal (10)


Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose):
  • Laid down, 20 March 1989, at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 23 February 1991
  • Commissioned USS Essex (LHD-2), 17 October 1992
  • Essex is homeported at San Diego, CA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 40,650 tons (fl.)
    Length 844'
    Beam 105'
    Speed 20 kts.+
    Complement 104 Officer, 1004 Enlisted
    Marine Force 1894 (plus 184 surge)
    Armament
    two RAM launchers
    two NATO Sea Sparrow launchers
    three 20mm Phalanx (CIWS) mounts
    four .50cal. machine guns
    Aircraft
    twelve CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters
    four CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters
    six AV-8B Harrier attack aircraft
    three UH-1N Huey helicopters
    four AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters
    planned capability to embark MV-22 Osprey VTOL tilt-rotors
    Propulsion
    two 600 psi boilers
    two geared steam turbines
    two shafts
    70,000 total shaft horsepower

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    Essex 126k General Alfred M Gray Jr. USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps signs the authentication plaque at the keel laying ceremony for the Essex (LHD-2) at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS., 20 March 1989.
    Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
    Gerd Matthes
    Essex 150k Keel laying ceremony for Essex (LHD-2), 20 March 1989.
    Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
    Gerd Matthes
    Essex 143k Christening ceremony for Essex (LHD-2) at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS., 16 March 1991.
    Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
    Gerd Matthes
    Essex 153k From left to right; Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney, Mary Cheney, Elizabeth Cheney and ship's sponsor Mrs. Lynne Cheney at the Christening Ceremony for Essex (LHD-2). at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS., 16 March 1991.
    Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
    Gerd Matthes
    Essex 137k Mrs. Lynne Cheney, ship's sponsor, christens Essex (LHD-2). at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS., 16 March 1991.
    Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
    Gerd Matthes
    Essex 128k Essex (LHD-2) underway probably during builders trials in the Gulf of Mexico, circa early October 1992.
    Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Essex 80k
    Essex 322k USS Essex (LHD-2) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    David Holst
    Essex 45k USS Essex (LHD-2) departing San Diego passing under the Coronado Bridge, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    David Holst
    Essex 82k USS Essex (LHD-2) underway in San Diego Bay as she stands out to sea, date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Essex 49k USS Essex (LHD-2) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    David Holst
    Essex 150k USS Essex (LHD-2) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
     
    Essex 33k USS Essex (LHD-2) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
     
    Essex 46k USS Essex (LHD 2) departing San Diego October, 1994. In the background tied up at NAS North Island are USS Constellation (CV 64) (left) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) (right) Photo by Dale Haskin
    Essex 81k USS Essex (LHD 2) underway off the coast of Southern California in June 1995, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 51k an MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) off the coast of Southern California, 26 February 2000.
    US Navy photo
    Edward Cleary
    Essex 71k USS Essex (LHD 2) sails towards Apra Harbor, Guam, for a short visit, 23 June 2000. Essex was on her way to Sasebo, Japan, to complete the Navy's largest dissimilar hull-type crew swap with USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3). The crew of USS Essex brought USS Belleau Wood back to her new homeport of San Diego while the current crew of USS Belleau Wood shifted to USS Essex which will remain at Sasebo.
    US Navy photo # 000623-N-4106R-002 by PH3 Sean Ryan.
    Bill Gonyo
    Essex 85k USS Essex (LHD 2) date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Essex 91k USS Essex (LHD 2) during an amphibious exercise a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) enters Essex's well deck.
    US Navy photo # 010123-N-5686B-002 by PH2 Crystal M. Brooks.
    Bill Gonyo
    Essex 407k USS Essex (LHD 2) moored at White Beach Pier Facility, Okinawa, in February 2003 with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) surface ships JDS Shimakaze (DDG-172), JDS Myoko (DDG-175), JDS Hamagiri (DD-155) and submarine JDS Natusio (SS-584).
    US Navy photo by PH1 James G. McCarter.
    Gerd Metthes
    Essex 95k The Essex Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) steaming in formation in the South Pacific, 11 March 2002. USS Essex (LHD-2) is followed by USS Juneau (LPD-10), USS Germantown (LSD-42) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43).
    US Navy photo # 1-020311-N-9802B-003
    Bernard A. Cardali USN, USS LST-308
    Essex 170k An unidentified LCAC entering the stern of USS Essex (LHD-2), 6 September 2006, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Essex 524k A Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE) directs a CH-46E helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM-265) as it lifts off the flight deck of USS Essex (LHD-2). Essex and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sihanoukville for a port call to give Sailors and Marines the opportunity to participate in friendship-building community relations events, medical and dental projects and professional exchanges. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76.
    US Navy photo # 071126-N-0913B-077 SIHANOUKVILLE, Kingdom of Cambodia (Nov. 26, 2007) by MCSN Andrew Brantley.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 2275k A Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE) directs a CH-46E helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM-265) as it lifts off the flight deck of USS Essex (LHD-2). Essex and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sihanoukville for a port call to give Sailors and Marines the opportunity to participate in friendship-building community relations events, medical and dental projects and professional exchanges.
    US Navy photo # 071126-N-0913B-083 GULF OF THAILAND (Nov. 26, 2007) by MCSN Andrew Brantley.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 3320k Sailors and Marines board a CH-46E Sea Knight, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM-265), after USS Essex (LHD-2) arrived off the coast of Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia. The Sailors and Marines aboard Essex are departing to one of the two medical and dental community action projects scheduled during the visit.
    US Navy photo # 071126-N-1778P-021 GULF OF THAILAND (Nov. 26, 2007) by MC2 Drae Parker.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 2244k USS Essex (LHD-2) steams alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) during a replenishment at sea (RAS) evolution.
    US Navy photo # 080206-N-0807W-041 PACIFIC OCEAN (February 6, 2008) by MC2 Joshua J. Wahl.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1042k USS Essex (LHD-2) underway during Exercise Balikatan 2008. The annual bilateral exercise improves interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the US military during humanitarian, medical and engineering missions.
    US Navy photo # 080224-N-4010S-106 SOUTH CHINA SEA (February 24, 2008) by MCC Ty Swartz.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1028k An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6) "Screamin Indians" flies above USS Essex (LHD-2) during an expeditionary strike force (ESF) exercise with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.
    US Navy photo # 080316-N-3038W-019 EAST CHINA SEA (March 16, 2008) by MCSN John Wagner.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1863k USS Essex (LHD-2) steams into position during an Expeditionary Strike Force (ESF) exercise in the East China Sea, 16 March 2008. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) recently participated in an ESF with the Essex (LHD 2) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The ESF exercise was designed to test the ability of the Strike Groups to plan and conduct multi-task force operations across a broad spectrum of naval disciplines and to refresh skills in completing complex missions that require capabilities that are broader in scope than the individual Strike Groups can provide alone.
    US Navy photo # 80316-N-5484G-010 EAST CHINA SEA (March 16, 2008) by MC3 Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1185k The forward-deployed amphibious ship USS Essex (LHD-2) steams through the Andaman Sea. The lead ship in the Essex Amphibious Ready Group is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.
    US Navy photo # 080523-N-4010S-373 ANDAMAN SEA (May 23, 2008) by MCC Ty Swartz.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1003k USS Essex (LHD-2) and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) steam in formation in the Andaman Sea. The Essex ARG is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response, a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.
    US Navy photo # 080523-N-4010S-170 ANDAMAN SEA (May 23, 2008) by MCC Ty Swartz.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1254k USS Essex (LHD-2) and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) steam in formation in the Andaman Sea. The Essex ARG is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis..
    US Navy photo # 080523-N-4010S-323 ANDAMAN SEA (May 23, 2008) by MCC Ty Swartz.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 583k USS Essex (LHD-2) steams through the Andaman Sea. The lead ship in the Essex Amphibious Ready Group is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.
    US Navy photo # 080523-N-4010S-069 ANDAMAN SEA (May 23, 2008) by MCC Ty Swartz.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 289k USS Essex (LHD-2) sails through intermittent heavy rain during a transit through the Singapore Strait. Essex, lead ship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, is returning to scheduled operations after leaving the international waters off the coast of Burma.
    US Navy photo # 080607-N-5067K-099 SINGAPORE STRAIT (June 7, 2008) by MC1 Michael D. Kennedy.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 271k USS Essex (LHD-2) performs a stern-gate marriage with Landing Craft Utility LCU-1631, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU-1) while back loading elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-31) while off the coast of Thailand after completing Cobra Gold 2008, 9 June 2008. Cobra Gold is a Thailand/U.S.-sponsored military exercise designed to enhance interoperability between joint U.S. forces and the combined forces of the U.S., Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.
    US Navy photo # 080609-N-IW408-072 by MCSN Kari R. Bergman
    Robert Hurst
    Essex 774k Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC-63), assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU-5) Detachment Western Pacific, flies by USS Essex (LHD-2), 26 August 2008, in preparation for up-coming humanitarian disaster relief exercises between the partner nations of the United States and Japan.
    US Navy photo # 080826-N-0120A-125 TOKYO (Aug. 26, 2008) by MC2 Mark R. Alvarez.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 832k USS Essex (LHD-2) pulls into Tokyo, 27 August 2008, for a scheduled port visit and disaster management drill. At the request of the Tokyo Metropolitan government, Essex will be involved in the evacuation phase of this year's Tokyo Metropolitan government and Kanagawa Prefecture government disaster response drill. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76, the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious force commander.
    US Navy photo # 080827-N-0120A-104 TOKYO (Aug. 27, 2008) by MC2 Mark R. Alvarez.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1847k Landing craft air cushion LCAC-63), assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU-5), enters the well deck of USS Essex (LHD-2), 1 September 2008, while transporting simulated evacuees from Yokosuka, Japan. At the request of the Kanagawa Prefecture Government, Essex is participating in the evacuation phase of this year's Kanagawa Prefecture Government disaster response drill.
    US Navy photo # 080901-N-5253W-002 SEA OF JAPAN (Sept. 1, 2008) by MC3 Gabriel S. Weber.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 1889k USS Essex (LHD-2) is assisted from her berth by tugs as she departs for a scheduled deployment, 19 September 2008. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed amphibious force commander.
    US Navy photo # 080919-N-0807W-418 SASEBO, Japan (Sept. 19, 2008) by MC2 Joshua J. Wahl.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 379k The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD-46) approaches the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204), already alongside USS Essex (LHD-2) for a refueling-at-sea, preparing for Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is an annual Kingdom of Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored military exercise designed to train U.S. and partner Asian-pacific forces. The exercise will include humanitarian projects with participants from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States.
    US Navy photo # 090206-N-5253W-020 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2009) by MC2 Gabriel S. Weber.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex 289k The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD-46), left, and USS Essex (LHD-2), right, steam alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204), with the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) close behind, during an refueling at sea, preparing for Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is an annual Kingdom of Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored military exercise designed to train U.S. and partner Asian-pacific forces. The exercise will include humanitarian projects with participants from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States.
    US Navy photo # 090206-N-5253W-085 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2009) by MC2 Gabriel S. Weber.
    Robert M. Cieri and Lee Wahler
    Essex
    090206-N-5253W-127
    282k The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD-46), left, and the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2), right, receive fuel from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) during a refueling at sea preparing for Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is an annual Kingdom of Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored military exercise designed to train U.S. and partner Asian-pacific forces. The exercise will include humanitarian projects with participants from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States.
    US Navy photos;
    # 090206-N-5253W-127 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2009)
    and
    # 090206-N-5253W-176 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2009) by MC2 Gabriel S. Weber.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Essex
    090206-N-5253W-176
    415k
    Essex
    090421-N-0120A-206 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009)
    336k The forward deployed USS Essex (LHD-2) center, steams in formation with, from right rear, the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD-46), the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy destroyer escort BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11), the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy patrol boat BRP Leopoldo Regis (PG-847), the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy patrol boat BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy logistics support vessel BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) during exercise Balikatan 2009. An annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, as well as subject matter experts from Philippine civil defense agencies
    US Navy photo #'s
    090421-N-0120A-206 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009)
    by MC2 Mark R. Alvarez
    090421-N-9950J-022 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009) by MC2 Greg Johnson<
    Robert Hurst
    Essex
    090421-N-9950J-022 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009)
    271k
    Essex
    090421-N-0120A-206 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009)
    134k The forward deployed USS Essex (LHD-2) center, steams in formation with, from right rear, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy destroyer escort BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11), the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy patrol boat BRP Leopoldo Regis (PG-847), the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy patrol boat BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy logistics support vessel BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) during exercise Balikatan 2009, which is an annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. Military and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel as well as subject-matter experts from Philippine Civil Defense Agencies. BK09 is the 25th in the series of these exercises, directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and requested by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. Essex, commanded by Capt. Brent Canady, is the lead ship of the Navy's only forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76.
    US Navy photo # 090421-N-6692A-057 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009) by MC2 Mark R. Alvarez
    Robert Hurst
    Essex 1365k USS Essex (LHD-2) moored at Port Cairns, North Queensland, Australia, circa June/July 2009. Annette Rolston
    Essex
    100208-N-9418A-098
    900k USS Essex (LHD-2) transits the Gulf of Thailand during exercise Cobra Gold 2010. Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Cobra Gold 2010, a multinational exercise co-sponsored by the U.S and Thailand.
    US Navy photo #'s 100208-N-9418A-098 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 8, 2010) and 100208-N-9418A-501 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 8, 2010) by MC3 Taurean Alexander.
    Lee Wahler
    Essex
    100208-N-9418A-501
    821k
    Denver 1304k The Republic of the Philippines navy Jacinto-class corvette ship BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36), left, the Republic of the Philippines navy Bacolod City-class auxiliary ship BRP Dagupan City (LC-551), center, and the Republic of the Philippines navy Cannon-class frigate BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11), right, cruise in formation with the amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD-9) and USS Essex (LHD-2) while taking part in exercise Balikatan 2010 (BK 10). BK 10 is an annual, bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. and Republic of the Philippines.
    US Navy photo # 100314-N-0120A-659 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 14, 2010) by MC2 Mark R. Alvarez.
    Robert Hurst
    Essex 514k USS Essex (LHD-2) at anchorage off the coast of White Beach following landing craft air cushion (LCAC) operations. Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway preparing for an upcoming patrol.
    US Navy photo # 100905-N-8113T-057 OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 5, 2010) by MC1 N. Ross Taylor.
    Lee Wahler
    Alan Shepard 150k The Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE-3) conducts a vertical replenishment with USS Essex (LHD-2). Essex is conducting security patrols during her scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 101002-N-YO446-041, Pacific Ocean, (Oct.2, 2010) by MC1 N. Ross Taylor
    Ron Reeves
    Essex 1281k USS Essex (LHD-2) underway in the western Pacific Ocean with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11. Essex is the lead ship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group.
    US Navy photo # 110206-N-6692A-140 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb 06, 2011) by MC1 Geronimo C. Aquino.
    Lee Wahler
    Essex 1412k USS Essex (LHD-2) transits off the coast of northeastern Japan with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Hyuga (DDH-181). Essex and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) is operating off the coast of Kesenuma in support of Operation Tomodachi
    US Navy photo # 110406-N-0120A-361 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 6, 2011) by MC2 Mark R. Alvarez.
    Ron Reeves
    Essex 429k USS Essex (LHD-2) leaves port for Sasebo to be relieved by USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). The Essex amphibious ready group is preparing to participate in Balikatan 2012, an annual bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. and Armed Forces of the Philippines.
    US Navy photo # 120405-N-SS993-069 OKINAWA, Japan (April 5, 2012) by MC2 Eric Crosby.
    Lee Wahler
    Essex 170k USS Essex (LHD-2) and USS Howard (DDG-83) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego in July 2012 Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret)
    Essex 174k USS Essex (LHD-2) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) are underway in close formation during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971.
    US Navy photo # 120727-N-LP801-095 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2012) by MC3 Raul Moreno Jr.
    Robert M. Cieri

    USS Essex (LHD-2) Memorabilia
    Essex

    Commissioning Program
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri
    Essex

    Ships Characteristics - Litton
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri
    Essex

    1992
    Welcome Aboard
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri
    Essex

    1992
    Welcome Aboard
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri

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