Blue Ridge-class command ship

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1 year ago
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Builder:
Operators:
Completed:
2
Commissioned:
Complement:
743
Displacement:
19176 t
Length:
193 m
Beam:
33 m
Propulsion:
  • 2 * boilers
  • 1 * geared turbine
  • 1 * shaft 
  • 22,000 hp (16,000 kW)
Speed:
23 knots
Range:
13,000 nmi (24,000 km; 15,000 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Electronics:
  • Mark 36 SRBOC chaff rockets
Armament:
  • 2 * Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * 25 mm Bushmaster cannons
  • 4 * 0.5 in (12.7 mm) machine guns
Aircraft:
  • All helicopters except the CH-53 Sea Stallion can be carried

An amphibious command ship (LCC) of the United States Navy is a large, special-purpose ship, originally designed to command large amphibious invasions. However, as amphibious invasions have become unlikely, they are now used as general command ships, and serve as floating headquarters for the various combatant commands. Currently, they are assigned to the 6th and 7th fleets as flagships.

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