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1 Helicopter Carriers of the United States

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

3 Commencement Bay Class
First Helicopter Carrrier Commencement Bay Class

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

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

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

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

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

13 USS Okinawa LPH-3 Expended as a target

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 Second Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) class
Wasp 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 (5th) 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 Planned class America Class

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

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