USS PEARL HARBOR is the last of the United States Navy's four new cargo variants of the WHIDBEY ISLAND class of Landing Dock Ships and the first ship to carry the name Pearl Harbor to commemorate the heroic actions of the members of the armed services as well as the citizens of the Island of Oahu during the attack on December 7, 1941.
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: January 27, 1995|
|Launched: February 24, 1996|
|Commissioned: May 30, 1998|
|Builder: Avondale Industries, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Propulsion system: four 16 cylinder Colt-Pielstick Diesel Engines|
|Length: 610 feet (186 meters)|
|Beam: 84 feet (25.6 meters)|
|Draft: 20 feet (6 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 16,500 tons full load|
|Speed: 22 knots|
|Well deck capacity: two LCAC or one LCU or four LCM-8 or nine LCM-6 or 15 amphibious assault vehicles (AAV)|
|Aircraft: none, but two landing spots allow for operation of aircraft as large as the CH-53E|
|Crew: Ship: 24 officers, 328 enlisted Marine Detachment: 504 Marines|
|Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-38 Machine Guns, six .50 Machine Guns, Rolling Airframe Missile System|
|Cost: about $258 million|
|Homeport: San Diego, CA.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PEARL HARBOR. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS PEARL HARBOR Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Brian Barton and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on December 6, 2003.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on March 10, 2008.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on September 29, 2011.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on October 3 and 11, 2012.