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     LSD-46 Tortuga     

Fotografia deOctober 1994. Aegean Sea. Photo by A. Andreev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Whidbey Island, [LSD].

Callsign: NTSA ( November Tango Sierra Alfa )

Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding, Seattle, USA.
Homeport: Sasebo, Japan.
Laid date: 23 March 1987.
Launch date: 15 September 1988.
Commission date: 17 November 1990.

Displacement ( tons ): 11450 standard, 16350 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 190 x 26 x 6,5.
Main machinery: 4 x Colt industries diesel engines 16 PC2.5 V 400 diesels ( 33000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 20.
Range ( miles ): 8000 at 18 knots.
Complement: 413 ( 22 officers ).

Guns: 2 x 6 20mm Mk15 Phalanx CIWS, 2 x 1 25mm Mk38 Bushmaster, 6 x 1 12,7mm M2HB.

Boats and LCC: 4 x LCAC or 21 x LCM-6; on deck: 1 x LCVP, 1 x LCM-6, 2 x LCPL.
Marines: 402.
Missiles: SAM: 2 x RIM-116 RAM.
Radar: Air: AN/SPS-49; Surface: AN/SPS-67; Navigation: AN/SPS-64; TACAN: AN/URN-25.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 x SRBOC Mk36; ESM: AN/SLQ-32.
Helicopter: Has a platform in where 2 x CH-53 Super Stallion helicopters can operate.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1992 | 1994 | 1996
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