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Helicopter Carriers of the United States.  Typically smaller aircraft carriers with no/ short landing strip  Can be older strip deck carriers transferred.

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1 Helicopter Carriers of the United States

2  Typically smaller aircraft carriers with no/ short landing strip  Can be older strip deck carriers transferred to helicopter carrier  Also called amphibious assault ship Helicopter Carriers

3 Commencement Bay Class First Helicopter Carrrier

4 USS Block Island  CVE-106/LPH-1  Conversion Canceled

5 Essex Class First helicopter carriers, transferred after Midway class was built

6 USS Boxer  CV-21  Prime recovery vessel for the Apollo AS-201 mission  LPH-4  First of Essex class to be converted

7 USS Princeton  CV-37  Last mission was recovery for Apollo 10 mission  LPH-5

8 USS Valley Forge  CV-45  She was the prime recovery vessel for an early unmanned Mercury space mission  LPH-8

9 Casablanca Class

10 USS Thetis Bay  CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6  Reclassified twice

11 Iwo Jima Class First class built as helicopter carrier from the start

12 USS Iwo Jima  LPH-2  Named after the Battle of Iwo Jima

13  LPH-3  Expended as a target USS Okinawa

14 USS Guadalcanal  LPH-7  Recovered Gemini X astronauts

15 USS Guam  LPH-9  vessel for Admiral Elmo Zumwalts Sea Control Ship concept

16 USS Tripoli  LPH-10  sponsored by Mrs. Jane Cates

17 USS New Orleans  LPH-11  Named for the last battle of 1812

18 USS Inchon  LPH-12  Inchon was redesignated a Mine Countermeasures Command and Support Ship, MCS-12, on 6 March 1995,

19 Tarawa Class

20 USS Tarawa  LHA-1  Awaiting disposal

21 USS Saipan  LHA-2  From March 1990 through September 1990, was deployed for the fifth time to the Mediterranean

22 USS Bellau Wood  LHA-3  nicknamed "Devil Dog",

23 USS Nassau  LHA-4  Nassau became the flagship for Commander, Amphibious Task Force and the 4th MEB's Commanding General

24 USS Peleliu  LHA-5  Originally to be named the Khe Sanh and then Da Nang, Peleliu's keel was laid down in 1976

25 Wasp Class Second Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) class

26 USS Wasp  LHD-1  accommodates the full range of Navy and Marine Corps helicopters, conventional landing craft, and amphibious vehicles.

27 USS Essex  LHD-2  Fifth (5 th ) ship to be named after Essex county, Massachusetts

28 USS Kearsarge  LHD-3  Named after mount Kearsarge, Massachusetts

29 USS Boxer  LHD-4  The Boxer is designated as the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, the international anti- piracy task force pursuing pirates off the coast of Somalia

30 USS Bataan  LHD-5  Commissioned: 20 September 1997

31 USS Bonne Homme Richard  LHD-6  Bon Homme Richard is currently scheduled to switch homeports in Spring 2012 when it will take the place of the USS Essex (LHD-2) as the command ship for Expeditionary Strike Group Seven in Sasebo, Japan.

32 USS Iwo Jima  LHD-7  First ship publicly released after 9/11 attacks

33 USS Makin Island  LHD-8  The secondary/convertible mission for Makin Island is that of sea control and power projection

34 America Class Planned class

35  No other info specified or ships specified just  12 planned USS America


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