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Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ships

LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

Highlights of Ship's Service History

 [USS Iwo Jima photo]
Atlantic Ocean (15 January 2006) The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) shown operating in dense fog in the Atlantic Ocean. Iwo Jima is currently underway conducting exercises in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Lithographer Seaman Apprentice Bryant Kurowski (RELEASED)
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Photo source: Wikipedia [ Wikipedia icon ]
28 Feb 1995
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Contract awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mississippi
12 Dec 1997
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Keel laid
25 Mar 2001
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30 Jun 2001
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In service, assigned to Battle Force/Atlantic Fleet, homeported in Norfolk, VA.


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