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The latest USN amphibious assault ship based on vertical take off aircraft. After 5 years of construction, USS America was put into service in 2014. Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding division, hybrid propulsion over 2 screws, over 20 knots, crew: 1600 crew plus 1687 Marines. 44,971 tons displacement, dimensions 257 x 32m (Panama width).
Aircraft equipped: 12 MV-22B Osprey, 6 F-35B Lightning, 4 CH-53K heavy transport helicopters, 7 AH-1Z / UH-1Y attack helicopters and 2 MH-60S Knight Hawk rescue helicopters.
Sister ships: USS TRIPOLI, LHA-7 (entered service in 2020) and
BOUGAINVILLE, LHA-8 (under construction with well deck), further units are planned.