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USS Essex (LHD-2), Port Everglades, US Navy, Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale

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USS Essex (LHD-2) is a Wasp-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) in service with the United States Navy. The amphibious assault ship was built at what is now Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was launched 23 February 1991 and commissioned on 17 October 1992 while moored at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island. She is the fifth ship named for Essex County, Massachusetts. Essex served as the command ship for Expeditionary Strike Group Seven until replaced by USS Bonhomme Richard on 23 April 2012 (Wikipedia)

Date Digital

2019

Format

color photographic print

Digital Collection

NASFL Ships

Keywords

USS Essex (LHD-2), Port Everglades, US Navy, Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale

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