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USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
United States Marine Corps
Strength
Amphibious Assault Ship
Type
Surface Vessel
Years
1978 - 2005
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Members Who Served in USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)

Adkins, Terry, Jr., LCpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1984 - 1988
MOS
0351-Assaultman
Primary Unit
K Co, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
Home State
Michigan
Home Town
Not Specified
Ake, Curtis, GySgt
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1982 - 2002
MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Primary Unit
Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
Home State
Texas
Home Town
Not Specified
Albright, David, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1982 - 1986
MOS
0351-Assaultman
Primary Unit
USS Tarawa (LHA-1)
Home State
Alabama
Home Town
Not Specified
Allison, Mike, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1988 - 1992
MOS
0341-Mortar Man
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
Home State
Missouri
Home Town
Not Specified
Alvarado, Gabriel, GySgt
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1978 - 2000
MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Primary Unit
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)
Home State
Texas
Home Town
Not Specified
Andrews, Walter, MSgt
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1991 - 2100
MOS
2311-Ammunition Technician
Primary Unit
Ammunition Supply Point, Service Co, H&S Bn, MCB Quantico
Home State
Virginia
Home Town
Not Specified

USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) Description

Belleau Wood (LHA-3) ii

USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3), nicknamed "Devil Dog", was the second ship named after the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I. Her keel was laid down on 5 March 1973 at Pascagoula, Mississippi, by Ingalls Shipbuilding. She was launched on 11 April 1977, and commissioned on 23 September 1978, with Captain T.C. Steele in command.

Belleau Wood was the third of five ships in a new class (Tarawa class) of general-purpose amphibious assault ships and combined into one ship type the functions previously performed by four different types: the amphibious assault ship (LPH/Landing Platform Helicopter), the amphibious transport dock (LPD), the amphibious cargo ship (LKA), and the dock landing ship (LSD). She was capable of landing elements of a United States Marine Corps battalion landing team and their supporting equipment by landing craft, helicopters, or a combination of both.
 

LHA-3: displacement 39,300; length 820'; beam 106'; draft 26'; speed 20 + knots; complement 904; armament: three 5-inch/54 guns, two Basic Point Defense Missile Systems and six 20-mm machine guns; sensors: SPS-52 3D search radar, SPS-10 and SPS-40 search radars, SPN-35 Air/navigation radar, Integrated Tactical Amphibious Warfare Data System, and OE-82 satellite communications antenna, SSR-1 receiver and WSC-3 transceiver.

 
 

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