USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) amphibious assault ship

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Analogman picture
@ 2005-12-13 08:52:28
That's actually the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). The Belleau Wood is LHA 3 and is in San Diego, where it was decommissioned in September.

The easiest way to tell a Tarawa-class LHA from a Wasp-class LHD is to look at the flight deck. The bow of the LHD is squared off while the bow of the LHA has small cutouts on both sides of the bow where 5-inch gun mounts once stood. The second big key is the placement of the aircraft elevators. LHDs have one elevator on each side of the flight deck aft while LHAs have one to port and one on the centerline aft.

Kearsarge homepage: http://www.kearsarge.navy.mil/

Belleau Wood homepage: http://www.lha3.navy.mil/
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@ 2006-10-16 22:40:36
All the ships of Norfolk need to be re-visited in GM. There are new images and many are no longer ther and there is a new set of them to be posted.