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UHA LHA-7 Tripoli was baptized in the USA

According to the Internet portal TSAMTO, at the shipyard in Pascagoula (Mississippi), owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries, 16, September, was held the baptism ceremony of the Tripoli UDC LHA-7, built for the needs of the US Navy.

Lead ship of the series, LHA-6 America (America), was transferred to the U.S. Navy on April 11, 2014 and officially entered the combat fleet October 11, 2014. Construction of the LHA-7 Tripoli began in July 2013. The keel laying ceremony was held on June 20, 2014. The ship was launched on May 1, 2017. Its transfer to the U.S. Navy is expected in fiscal 2018.

Baptism Ceremony LHA-7 Tripoli (c) Huntington Ingalls Industries

It is planned that the new ship will have an increased hangar deck, infrastructure for maintenance of aircraft, warehouses for spare parts and auxiliary equipment, as well as a larger supply of aviation fuel.

Tripoli UDC will be 844 feet, maximum width - 106 feet, displacement - 44971 tons. The LHA-7 will be equipped with a fuel-efficient power plant consisting of two LM2500 + gas turbines with 35290 power hp each, and two auxiliary running electric motors with 5000 power hp Estimated speed - more than 20 nodes. The crew of the ship will be 1204 person (including 102 officer). In addition, the board will be able to accommodate up to 1870 paratroopers. UDC will also carry onboard fuel and spare parts for the air group. It is planned to deploy MV-22 Osprey’s tiltrotor and Lightning-35 F-2B aircraft onboard the ship. The new UDCs are designed to replace outdated LHA-1 “Tarawa” class ships.

In accordance with the June 2017 contract worth $ 3,013 billion, at the end of 2018, the next ship of the series, the Bougainville (XHAUM) Series (LHA (R)) Flight 8 series, will be launched at the end of 1.

Sketch LHA-8 Bougainville (c) Huntington Ingalls Industries

Ingalls is the only American company capable of building amphibious assault ships. The company transferred the first amphibious assault carrier LPH-10 “Tripoli” to the US Navy in 1966. Since that time, the 5 UDC of the Tarawa class (LHA-1), the 8 UDC of the UOS class (LHD-1), the head UDC of the America class (LHA-6) were built.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 19 September 2017 10: 02
    Read first as a "crash" smile
      DEPARTMENT 19 September 2017 10: 05
      Quote: Thrall
      Read first as a "crash" smile

      And the title of the article warps me .. If only "Satan's baptism" ... Damn it.
      1. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 19 September 2017 10: 12
        In the states "baptize" women with a bottle of champagne? Perverts. negative
        In Russia, baptism has a different meaning.
        1. Orel
          Orel 19 September 2017 10: 17
          In addition, on board can accommodate up to 1870 paratroopers. UDC will also carry on board a supply of fuel and spare parts for the air group. On board the ship, it is planned to place MV-22 Osprey convertiplanes and F-35B Lightning-2 aircraft. The new UDCs are intended to replace obsolete ships of the LHA-1 Tarava class.

          This is the ultimate unification. In fact, these are some kind of light landing aircraft carriers are obtained. This is no longer purely UDC, but some kind of new weapon class, because its capabilities, primarily in terms of air wing, fundamentally distinguish it from its predecessors.
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk 19 September 2017 11: 09
            not really - before the harriers were based on them. Type of rapid response group to the needs of paratroopers
            1. Orel
              Orel 19 September 2017 12: 30
              Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
              not really - before the harriers were based on them. Type of rapid response group to the needs of paratroopers

              Then yes, I only read about helicopters on them. There is a space)
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 19 September 2017 10: 39
      In fact, these UDCs are light aircraft carriers.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 19 September 2017 11: 10
        at the shipyard in Pascagul (Mississippi),
        foul names ... lol
        Quote: Sith Lord
        In fact, these UDCs are light aircraft carriers.

        well, rather helicopter carriers.
  2. Ren
    Ren 19 September 2017 10: 04
    Tripoli is the capital of Libya. belay
    In April 1986, after Libya was accused of terrorism by the United States, US aviation bombed Tripoli and Benghazi.
    On October 20, 2011, at the hands of Libyan rebels, supported by NATO forces, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, captured by them, who led the country for 42 years, was killed.
    This began the exodus of “refugees” in the EU and the dawn of ISIS (banned in Russia) in Africa and the Middle East. request
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 19 September 2017 10: 10
      Tripoli is the first triumph of the US Navy and Marine Corps.
      1. Ren
        Ren 19 September 2017 10: 28
        Quote: donavi49
        Tripoli is the first triumph of the US Navy and Marine Corps.

        So it’s their long-standing love (for sure, it was necessary to import future African-Americans to the plantation) repeat
        The First Barbary War (1801-1805), also known as the Tripolitan War, is the first of two conflicts between the United States (plus the small Swedish fleet) and the North African states of the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Tripolitania).
        In short, the prototype of NATO operations. bully
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 19 September 2017 14: 43
          Barbary pirates (who survived) after this colorful war
          several generations instructed their own:
          "never - under no circumstances! - attack the ships,
          where the flag is striped with asterisks. " smile
        2. San Sanych
          San Sanych 19 September 2017 15: 37
          frisky guys, these Yankees, a country that a quarter century ago itself was a colony, sent a fleet to distant lands, to defend its "vital" interests, this clarifies a lot ... their traditions in this field are quite old
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 19 September 2017 10: 08
    They build quickly and look solidly, that’s who had to order Mistral-type ships --- from Huntington Ingalls Industries!
    P.S. Launch was made ahead of schedule - 13 weeks earlier than the planned date.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 19 September 2017 10: 16
      These are aircraft carriers for the ILC. There, instead of a docking chamber, there is a hangar and workshops. The first UDC with a Bougainville dock camera.

      America and Tripoli will use the new CH-53K with increased payload + Osprey.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 19 September 2017 10: 33
        Indeed, the ship will be serviced by an airmobile battalion .Here I found it, here is more detailed by its air wing:
        Thus, this UDC is designed to land airborne units of the Marine Corps - more flexible than traditional "heavy" battalions and is able to provide them with more effective air support. The LHA-7 provides the transfer and landing on the unequipped coast of the Marine Corps battalion, as well as the air cover of the landing area and support for troops. A typical Tripoli air wing can consist of six to eight multi-role short-take and vertical fighter planes F-35B and 34–36 transport and landing helicopters CH-46E (or the corresponding number of helicopters such as AH-1W, CH-53E, CH-53D, UH-1N, AH-1T), as well as the Osprey MV-22 convertiplanes .http: //
  4. Dangerous
    Dangerous 19 September 2017 10: 11
    I have a proposal to the site administration at the end of this year to write an article on how many and which ships the fleets of the leading world powers - Russia, the USA, China, Japan - have replenished. Not for gloating, but just to know who is building what and what we should strive for.
    1. seos
      seos 19 September 2017 10: 37
      The administration of the article doesn’t write ... sit down, gather information and write an article, lay out the vessels, and we will write a flattering comment for you ....
      1. Dangerous
        Dangerous 19 September 2017 14: 03
        her, I like to read and leave comments sometimes))
  5. Burbon
    Burbon 19 September 2017 10: 13
    we just need such a couple of three .... and the pace of construction is of course printed, well, we quietly roam the stamp, and maybe there we will also build corvettes with frigates in 1 piece in 4 years ...... effective pancake managers .. ..
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 19 September 2017 10: 17
    The second light aircraft carrier in addition to 10 heavy.
    1. jonhr
      jonhr 19 September 2017 16: 25
      10. wosp is essentially the same
  7. Evil 55
    Evil 55 19 September 2017 10: 20
    When launched, what color is the slave under the keel of this next killer put ..
    1. Ren
      Ren 19 September 2017 10: 40
      Most likely black, because the name is binding.
  8. Vasya Vassin
    Vasya Vassin 19 September 2017 10: 46
    I was struck by this agrarian gate on the side. There it is necessary to shoot just once so that this trough is sunk?
    1. Sivasa
      Sivasa 19 September 2017 11: 27
      This is an opening for rolling out equipment onto the lift. The same is on any aircraft carrier.
  9. Sivasa
    Sivasa 19 September 2017 10: 49
    Yeah ... essentially a light aircraft carrier. It is interesting, if necessary, how much can its "carrier" potential be increased, with the complete abandonment of the landing?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 19 September 2017 11: 07
      Offhand, instead of the standard one F-35B squadron (12 vehicles)
      You can place two if you remove the Osprey.
  10. Berkut24
    Berkut24 19 September 2017 10: 53
    You can also baptize with Onyxes.