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Transcript of USS Wasp
Commissioned July 29, 1989
The USS Wasp is a multipurpose amphibious assault ship.
The ship builder is Ingalls Shipbuilding
The motto is Honor, Tradition, excellence.
Accommodates a full range of Navy and Marine Corps helicopters, conventional landing craft, and amphibious vehicles.
Length: 843' (257 m)
Beam: 105' (32 m)
Draft: 26.5 ft (8.1 m)
Speed: 23 knots (26 mph; 43 km/h)
Range: 9,500 nmi (17,600 km) at 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Troops: Up to 2,200 Marines
USS Wasp (LHD-1)
By:Jissel Robles, Vanessa Ortiz & Jerguens Marin
The Badge of the USS Wasp (LHD-1)
She is the tenth USN vessel to bear the name.
The flagship of the Second Fleet and the lead ship of her class.
Named by Mrs. Diane W. Lawrence, the wife of Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence.