USS Wasp (LHD-1)
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The USS Wasp (LHD-1) is the lead ship of the Wasp-class U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship (LHD), who went into U.S. operational service in 1995, having been commissioned in 1989. She is the sixth ship to carry that name in the U.S. Navy, the first four being sailing warships and the fifth a light aircraft carrier.
She has a crew of 1174 and can carry 2070 Marines. Displacing 40,500 tons, she looks superficially like an aircraft carrier, but can only operate helicopters V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor and short-takeoff-vertical-landing (STOVL) aircraft.
- ↑ Jane's Fighting Ships 2005-2006