Iwo Jima Class

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Iwo Jima Class Helicopter Carriers.  Photos and history of the Iwo Jima Class Helicopter Carriers (LPH), including USS Iwo Jima, USS Okinawa, USS Guadalcanal, USS Guam, USS Tripoli, USS New Orleans and USS Inchon.

USS Iwo Jima (LPH2) 17th September 1960 Served in Vietnam in 1963 then moved to Atlantic Fleet.
USS Okinawa (LPH3) 19th August 1961 Served in Vietnam from March 1967. Okinawa recovered the space capsule from the Apollo VI mission. Served in the Pacific Fleet.
USS Guadalcanal (LPH7) 1st August 1962 Recovered the Gemini X in July 1966 then moved to the Atlantic Fleet.
USS Guam (LPH9) 22nd August 1964 Served in the Caribbean 1965-66 with the Amphibious Ready Squadron. She became a test ship from 1967-74 and took part in the Grenada invasion in October 1983. Moved to Atlantic Fleet.
USS Tripoli (LPH10) 31st July 1975 Served in Vietnam from 1967 and took part in Operation Endsweep in 1973 to clear mines in Vietnamese waters. Joined Pacific Fleet.
USS New Orleans (LPH11) 3rd February 1968 Joined Pacific Fleet.
USS Inchon (LPH12) 24th May 1969 Joined Atlantic Fleet.

USS Guam

LPH9 USS Guam at Malta, 27th March 1996.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD209

LPH9 USS Guam at Malta, 1st July 1996.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD155

LPH9 USS Guam at Malta, 27th March 1996.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD154

LPH9 USS Guam.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX206

LPH9 USS Guam.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX207