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USS Bataan (LHD-5)

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Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose):
  • Laid down, 22 June 1994, at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 15 March 1996
  • Christened Bataan (LHD-5), 18 May 1996
  • Commissioned USS Bataan (LHD-5), 20 September 1997, CAPT. Craig W. Wilson USN in command
  • USS Bataan is a unit of Amphibious Group Two, US Atlantic Fleet, and is homeported at Norfolk, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 40,358 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
    two 20mm Phalanx (CIWS) mounts
    four .50cal. machine guns
    four 25mm Mk 38 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
    Power Plant
    two 600 psi boilers
    two geared steam turbines
    two shafts
    70,000 total shaft horsepower

    Robert M. Cieri
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    Bataan 273k Artist's conception of USS Bataan (LHD-5) by the well known graphic illustrator John Barrett. His company, Navy Yard Associates offers, prints of many other navy types including most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your biography, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource. Navy Yard Associates
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    Bataan 159k A Bell UH-1Y Venom (also called super Huey) helicopter landing aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5) during sea trials, date unknown.
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    Bataan 79k USS Bataan (LHD-5) conducts training operations in the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for an upcoming deployment, 17 July 1999
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    Bernard A. Cardali USN, USS LST-308
    Bataan 822k USS Bataan (LHD-5) moored in her berth at Naval Station Norfolk, 17 June 2000. In the foreground is an unidentified Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Photo by John Skillman
    Bataan 604k A Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is launched after locking onto its target during a live fire missile exercise aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5), 29 March 2001.
    US Navy photo # 010329-N-6610T-503 ABOARD USS BATAAN (Mar. 29, 2001) by PHAN John Taucher.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Decatur 140k USS Bataan (LHD-5) under way with USS Decatur (DDG-73) and Canadian ships HMCS Iroquois (DDG-280), HMCS Halifax (FFH-330) and HMCS Charlottetown (FFH-339) in Arabian Sea, 14 January 2002 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by CPL. Shawn M. Kent. Marc-André Nadeau
    Bataan 48k USS Bataan (LHD-5) underway off the Horn of Africa, April 2002. Photo taken from USS Hue City (CG-66) Photo by LT. Steve Dundas, CHC USNR USS Hue City
    Bataan 332k USS Bataan (LHD-5) underway in the Mediterranean Sea as part of Amphibious Task Force-East (ATF-E) in January 2003. Three CH53E choppers are spotted on the flight deck, one with its tail boom and main rotor blades folded.
    US Navy photo by PHAN Kenny Swartout.
    Gerd Metthes
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    373k The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation during operations in the North Arabian Gulf. This marked the first time that six large deck amphibious ships from the East and West coasts have deployed together in one area of operation. Led by the flag ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1), the ships are (from left to right):
    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6),
    USS Kearsarge (LHD-3),
    USS Bataan (LHD-5),
    USS Saipan (LHA-2), and
    USS Boxer (LHD-4).
    CTF-51 led Navy amphibious forces in the Arabian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 32 ships of CTF-51 composed the largest amphibious force assembled since the Inchon landing, during the Korean War. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.
    US Navy photo # 030420-N-2515C-091 North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) by PH2 Larry S. Carlson.
    US Navy photo # 030420-N-7128D-011 North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) by PHC Tom Daily.
    Robert M. Cieri
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    Bataan 57k USS Bataan (LHD-5) sits anchored off the Mississippi coast, while conducting hurricane relief efforts, 9 September 2005. The Navy's involvement in the humanitarian assistance operation is being lead by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense.
    US Navy photo # 050909-N-8154G-313 by PHAN Jeremy L. Grisham
    Chet Morris
    Bataan 132k Flight Deck crewmen aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5) stand by with chocks and chains as two US Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment prepare to land on the flight deck. 10 February 2006.
    US Navy photo by PHAN Pedro A. Rodriguez.
    Robert Hurst
    Bataan 217k USS Bataan (LHD-5) moored at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 12 September 2006.
    Photo Copyright by terms of Creative Commons, photo by. T.M. Wolf.
    Bill Gonyo
    Bataan 1900k USS Bataan (LHD-5) steams in the Atlantic Ocean, 25 July 2008. Bataan is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast.
    US Navy photo # 080725-N-5032P-022 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 25, 2008) by SN Jessica Pounds.
    Robert M. Cieri
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    379k USS Bataan (LHD-5) gets underway, 2 September 2008, to participate in Hurricane Exercise 08-002. Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander, US 2nd Fleet, ordered Bataan to get underway to demonstrate at-sea readiness for disaster response if called upon to perform this mission.
    Photo No. 1080514-US Navy photo # 080902-N-3165S-036 NORFOLK (Sept. 2, 2008) by MCSN Ryan Steinhour
    Photo No. 1080515-US Navy photo # 080902-N-2248M-024 NORFOLK (Sept. 2, 2008) by MC1 Moises M. Medel
    Photo No. 1080516-US Navy photo # 080902-N-2248M-034 NORFOLK (Sept. 2, 2008) by MC1 Moises M. Medel
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    Bataan 1895k Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC-78) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU-4) prepares to enter the well deck of USS Bataan (LHD-5) as part of HURREX 08-002, 2 September 2008. HURREX is a Commander, U.S. Second Fleet directed exercise designed to test the ship's ability to respond to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief needs during the 2008 hurricane season
    US Navy photo # 080902-N-8154G-020 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2008) by MC2 Jeremy L. Grisham.
    Robert M. Cieri
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    65k USS Bataan (LHD-5) port visit, New York City, 8 November 2008.
    Photo No. 10080518 - Starboard side from the deck of USS Intrepid (CV-11)
    Photo No. 10080519 - Starboard side view from street level USS Growler (SSG-577) and USS Bataan
    Photo No. 10080520 - Ship's Nameplate
    Photo No. 10080521 - Starboard side, island and flight deck from starboard deck elevator
    Photo No. 10080522 - Flight deck bomb disposal chute
    Photo No. 10080523 - Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher
    Photo No. 10080524 - Sea Sparrow Missile Launcher
    Photo No. 10080525 - Phalanx CIWS
    Photo No. 10080526 - Flight deck
    Photo No. 10080527 - Island looking from the bow aft
    Photo No. 10080528 - Flight deck
    Photo No. 10080529 - Island and Bridge
    Photos by Mike Hibbard
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    Bataan 1925k Tugs assist as USS Bataan (LHD-5) departs Naval Station Norfolk on a regularly scheduled deployment. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is comprised of the Bataan and the amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD-15) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43).
    US Navy photo # 090513-N-9985W-059 NORFOLK (May 13, 2009) by MC3 Tyler J. Wilson.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 436k USS Bataan (LHD-5) operates off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12.
    US Marine Corps photo # 100121-M-8752R-013 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (Jan. 21, 2010) by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie.
    Lee Wahler
    Sacagawea 1621k USS Bataan (LHD-5) and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) conduct a vertical replenishment in the Caribbean Sea. Bataan is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12.
    US Navy photo # 100220-N-2000D-017 CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) by MC1 Hendrick Dickson.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 2351k USS Bataan (LHD-5) transits the Elizabeth River after departing BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair Facility where she completed a four-month maintenance availability. The ship will conduct sea trials before returning to her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk.
    US Navy photo # 100816-N-7508R-499 NORFOLK (Aug. 16, 2010) by MC2 Julio Rivera.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 185k USS Bataan (LHD-5) moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 1 October 2010. Photo by John Hummel
    Bataan 593k USS Bataan (LHD-5) departs Naval Station Norfolk for an early deployment as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group. Bataan deployed ahead of its original schedule in order to relieve units from the Kearsage Amphibious Ready Group in the Mediterranean Sea.
    US Navy photo # 110323-N-7978T-001 NORFOLK (March 23, 2011) by MCSA Molly Teese.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 1043k USS Bataan (LHD-5) conducts a training exercise off the coast of North Carolina. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group deployed ahead of its original schedule to relieve units from the Kearsage Amphibious Ready Group in the Mediterranean Sea.
    US Navy photo # 110409-N-AG285-366 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2011) by MC3 Desiree D. Green.
    Lee Wahler
    Laramie 1279k USS Bataan (LHD-5), left, receives fuel from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) as an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-28) delivers supplies. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.
    US Navy photo # 110413-N-QP268-138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 13, 2011) by MC1 Martin Cuaron.
    Lee Wahler
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    243k USS Bataan (LHD-5) transits the Atlantic Ocean with USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) in the distance. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea.
    US Navy photos # 110416-N-7508R-029 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 16, 2011) and 110416-N-7508R-005 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 16, 2011) by MC2 Julio Rivera.
    Lee Wahler
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    Bataan 1687k USS Bataan (LHD-5) conducts small boat operations with the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) (not pictured). Bataan is the command ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group conducting maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110601-N-XO436-007 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 1, 2011) by MC3 Jonathan Sunderman.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 932k An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-263) (Reinforced), from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), launches from USS Bataan (LHD-5). Bataan is deployed as the flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110602-N-OS574-163 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 2, 2011) by MC2 Josue L. Escobosa.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 1639k USS Bataan (LHD-5) moored at Palma de Mallorca, 6 July 2011. Photos by Jose Antonio Rodriguez Carreño
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    Bataan 489k USS Bataan (LHD-5) left, conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195). Bataan is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110820-N-GH121-035 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2011) by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 196k Commercial tugs assist USS Bataan (LHD-5) as she gets underway from Norfolk Naval Station.
    US Navy photo # 121022-N-NB694-017 NORFOLK (Oct. 22, 2012) by MCSN Joshua E. Walters.
    Ron Reeves
    Bataan 251k USS Bataan (LHD-5) arrives at Naval Station Mayport to prepare for the Navy Marine Corps Classic basketball game between the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, 9 November during Jacksonville Military Appreciation Week.
    US Navy photo # 121102-N-IC228-004 MAYPORT, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2012) by LCDR. Corey Barker.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 1405k USS Bataan (LHD-5) arrives at Naval Station Mayport to prepare for the Navy Marine Corps Classic basketball game between the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, 9 November during Jacksonville Military Appreciation Week.
    US Navy photo # 121102-N-MJ645-088 MAYPORT, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2012) by MC2 Marcus L. Stanley.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 209k USS Bataan (LHD-5) underway with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) for a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX).
    US Navy photo # 131205-N-MW280-076 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2013) by MCSN Chase Hawley.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 229k USS Bataan (LHD-5) displays holiday lighting while moored at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk's annual holiday celebration.
    US Navy photo # 131220-N-KE519-011 NORFOLK (Dec. 20, 2013) by MCSN Edward Guttierrez .
    Ron Reeves
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    224k USS Bataan (LHD-5) departs Naval Station Norfolk. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is departing on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations, crisis response, theater security cooperation and to provide a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation
    US Navy photo #'s:
    140208-N-YC845-049 NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 8, 2014)
    by MC1 Julie Matyascik,
    140208-N-WX580-132 NORFOLK, Va. (Feb 8, 2014) by MC3 Lacordrick Wilson,
    140208-N-WX580-115 NORFOLK, Va. (Feb 8, 2014) by MC3 Lacordrick Wilson
    140208-N-YC845-071 NORFOLK (Feb. 8, 2014) by MC1 Julie Matyascik.
    Robert M. Cieri
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    Bataan 211k A CH-53E Super Stallion about to land on the flight deck of USS Bataan (LHD-5). The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140210-N-HQ940-278 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 10, 2014) by MCSN Nicholas Frank Cottone.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 187k USS Bataan (LHD-5) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) for a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140211-N-HQ940-059 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2013) by MCSN Nicholas Frank Cottone.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 105k ABH3 Jarrett Keller, directs an MV-22 Osprey of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (VMM-263) "Thunder Chickens", during liftoff from the flight deck of USS Bataan (LHD-5). The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140215-N-JX484-087 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 15, 2014) by MC3 Mark Hays.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 239k MV-22 Ospreys prepare for take-off from USS Bataan (LHD-5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140221-N-IK431-209 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 21, 2014) by MCSN Aaron Kiser.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 229k MV-22 Ospreys of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 "Golden Eagles" liftoff from USS Bataan (LHD-5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140221-N-IK431-226 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 21, 2014) by MCSN Aaron Kiser.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 114k Landing craft air cushion (LCAC-41) approaches the well deck of USS Bataan (LHD-5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and providing a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140224-N-MW280-149 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2014) by MC3 Chase Hawley.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 195k The tug V.B. Sargazos approaches USS Bataan (LHD-5) to guide her into her berth at Naval Station Rota. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140225-N-AO823-009 ROTA, Spain (Feb. 25, 2014) by MCSA Michael J. Lieberknecht).
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 224k QMSN Dustin Epp acquires points for navigation with a telescopic alidade as USS Bataan (LHD-5) transits the Strait of Messina. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 140306-N-JX484-093 STRAIT OF MESSINA (March 6, 2014) by MC3 Mark Hays.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan 215k USS Bataan (LHD-5) underway 4 July. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140704-N-HO612-101 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 4, 2014) by MC3 Erik Foster.
     
    Bataan 359k USS Bataan (LHD-5) right, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140728-N-NX070-005 ARABIAN GULF (July 28, 2014) by MC1 RJ Stratchko.
    Ron Reeves
    Bataan 172k USS Bataan (LHD-5) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) transit the Arabian Gulf during a photo exercise. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140922-N-FG909-201 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 22, 2014) by MCSN Michael Fiorillo.
    Ron Reeves
    Bataan 135k USS Bataan (LHD-5) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group following a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 141031-N-TP976-019 NORFOLK (Oct. 31, 2014) by MCSN Taylor N. Stinson.
    Ron Reeves
    Bataan 256k USS Bataan (LHD-5) arrives at New York to take part in Fleet Week New York. Fleet Week New York provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York to witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the maritime strategy and national defense of the United States.
    US Navy photo # 160513-N-HQ940-142 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2016) by MC3 Nicholas Frank Cottone.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 215k Sailors and Marines man the rails as USS Bataan (LHD-5) prepares to moor in New York for Fleet Week 2016 (FWNY). FWNY, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea series. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding ti-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime series. The week long celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.
    US Navy photo # 160525-N-QF605-005 NEW YORK (May 25, 2016) by MC1 Amanda Dunford.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 283k USS Bataan (LHD-5) conducts a live-fire exercise with the ship's RIM 116 Rolling Airframe Missile weapon system. Bataan is under way conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 170111-N-HQ940-009 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan 11, 2017) by MC2 Nicholas Cottone.
    Ron Reeves
    Bataan 187k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters deliver supplies to USS Bataan (LHD-5) during a vertical replenishment. Bataan is under way conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise with its Amphibious Ready Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 170121-N-FM530-024 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2017) by MC2 Brent Pyfrom.
    Ron Reeves
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    250k USS Bataan (LHD-5) departs Naval Station Norfolk with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group. Bataan is deploying in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East.
    US Navy photo #'s 170301-N-JH384-032 NORFOLK (March 1, 2017) and 170301-N-YC845-039NORFOLK (March 1, 2017) by MC3 Julio Martinez.
    Lee Wahler
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    Bataan 139k A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter conducts flight operations alongside USS Bataan (LHD-5). Bataan is deployed with her amphibious ready group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
    US Marine Corps photo # 70323-M-EU132-211 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 23, 2017) by Cpl. Autmn Bobby.
    U.S. Navy Photos of the Day Update, 03/30/2017

    USS Bataan (LHD-5) Memorabilia
    Bataan
    Christening ceremony program

    Contributed by
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan
    Commemorative Coin

    Contributed by
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan
    Commissioning Invitation

    Contributed by
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan
    Commissioning ceremony program

    Contributed by
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bataan
    2001
    Welcome Aboard brochure

    Contributed by
    Robert M. Cieri


    For more photos and information about USS Bataan, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Command Operation Reports
  • USS Bataan (LHD-5) Historical Chronology
  • USS Bataan (LHD-5)
  • Navy Fact File - Amphibious Assault Ships LHA/LHD/LHA(R)

  • Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Wilson, Craig Willard, USN20 September 1997 - 10 July 1998
    02CAPT. Taylor, David Churchill, USN10 September 1998 - 22 December 1999
    03CAPT. Strott, John Burnett, USN22 December 1999 - 29 June 2001
    04CAPT. Allard, Martin Robert29 June 2001 - 27 November 2002
    05CAPT. Yerger, Earle Swisher 27 November 2002 - 22 February 2004
    06CAPT. Tyson, Nora Wingfield, USN :VADM22 February 2004 - 20 September 2005
    07CAPT. Hulse, David Charles, USN20 September 2005 - 22 March 2007
    08CAPT. Snyder, Richard Paul (Rick),USN ;RADM22 March 2007 - 18 September 2008
    09CAPT. Howard, Samuel Charles-Henry, USN18 September 2008 - February 2010
    10CAPT. Koehler, Stephen Thomas, USN ;RADMFebruary 2010 - July 2011
    11CAPT. Ross, Eric Matthew, USNJuly 2011 - 11 February 2013
    12CAPT. Vassilakis, George J., USN (88)11 February 2013 - 5 November 2014
    13CAPT. Carter, John Allen (JC), USN5 November 2014 - 10 June 2016
    14CAPT. Pfister, Eric Nelson, USN (91)10 June 2016 -  
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