Amphibious assault ship USS Bougainville (LHA-8)

Amphibious assault ship USS Bougainville (LHA-8) 0

Basic information

Namesake:
Bougainville Campaign
Operator:
Country of build:
Ordered:
Laid down:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
45,693 t
Length:
257 m
Beam:
32 m
Draft:
7.9 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * marine gas turbines, 70,000 bhp (52,000 kW)
  • 2 * 5,000 hp (3,700 kW) auxiliary propulsion motors
  • 2 * shafts
Speed:
22 knots

Personnel

Complement:
1,059
Command and control:
65
Embarked units:
1,687

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * Landing Craft Air Cushion or
  • 1 * Landing Craft Utility
Electronics:
  • AN/SPQ-9B surface search & fire control radar
  • AN/SPS-48E(V)10 3-D airsearch radar
  • AN/SPS-49(V)1 2-D airsearch radar
  • AN/SPM-43C air traffic control radar
  • Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Mod 4
  • Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)
  • AN/SLQ-32B(V)2 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 1
  • 2 * Mk53 NULKA decoy launchers
Armament:
  • 2 * Rolling Airframe Missile launchers
  • 2 * Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile launchers
  • 2 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
  • 2 * 25mm M242 Bushmaster Machine Gun System
  • 7 * twin .50 BMG machine guns
Aircraft:
  • AV-8B Harrier II
  • MV-22B Osprey
  • F-35B Lightning II
  • CH-53K Super Stallion
  • UH-1Y Venom
  • AH-1Z Viper
  • MH-60S Knighthawk

USS Bougainville (LHA-8) is a planned America-class amphibious assault ship to be built for the United States Navy. It will be the second Navy ship to be named Bougainville. Bougainville will be built by Huntington Ingalls Industries at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is expected to be delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2024.

Bougainville officially started fabrication on 16 October 2018.

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