|USS Bougainville (LHA-8)|
Sister ship USS America
|Career (United States)|
|Awarded:||30 June 2016|
|Builder:||Huntington Ingalls Industries|
|Class & type:||America-class amphibious assault ship|
|Displacement:||44,971 long tons (45,693 t)|
|Length:||844 ft (257 m)|
|Beam:||106 ft (32 m)|
|Draft:||26 ft (7.9 m) (7.9 meters)|
|Propulsion:||Two marine gas turbines, two shafts, 70,000 bhp (52,000 kW), two 5,000 horsepower (3,700 kW) auxiliary propulsion motors.|
|Speed:||over 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
USS Bougainville (LHA-8) is a planned America-class amphibious assault ship to be built for the United States Navy. It will be the second Navy ship to be named Bougainville. Bougainville will be built by Huntington Ingalls Industries at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is expected to deliver in 2024.
The design of Bougainville is based on USS Makin Island, itself an improved version of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. While Makin Island had a well deck, the earlier two Flight 0 America-class ships USS America and USS Tripoli were designed and built without a well deck to make space for aircraft and aviation fuel. Bougainville will be the first Flight 1 America-class ship, and as such will include a well deck. The design of the Flight 1 America-class ships, including that of the Bougainville, adopts a compromise, incorporating a slightly smaller aircraft hangar as well as smaller medical and other spaces to fit a small well deck for surface connector operations. The island structure will also be modified to free up more room on the flight deck to accommodate maintenance of V-22s, compensating for some of the lost aircraft hangar space.
Bougainville will be the first in her class built with a redesigned and stronger main deck; the earlier America-class vessels America and Tripoli each required retrofitting in order to handle the strain of daily Marine F-35B Lightning II STOVL operations. In addition, Bougainville will incorporate the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) volume air search radar in lieu of the AN/SPS-48G air search radar in America and Tripoli. The Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers starting with John F. Kennedy and the planned LX(R) will also have this radar.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Eckstein, Megan (9 November 2016). "Mabus Names LHA-8 After Bougainville Island Campaign in World War II". U.S. Naval Institute. https://news.usni.org/2016/11/09/mabus-names-lha-8-after-bougainville-world-war-ii-campaign-in-solomon-islands.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eckstein, Megan (30 June 2016). "Ingalls Wins LHA-8 Contract, NASSCO To Build 6 Fleet Oilers". U.S. Naval Institute. https://news.usni.org/2016/06/30/ingalls-wins-lha-8-contract-nassco-build-6-fleet-oilers. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 LaGrone, Sam (22 August 2016). "Raytheon Awarded $92M Navy Contract for Future Carrier, Big Deck AESA Radars". U.S. Naval Institute. https://news.usni.org/2016/08/22/raytheon-awarded-92m-navy-contract-future-carrier-big-deck-aesa-radars. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- ↑ http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2008/pdf/navy/2008lha6.pdf
- ↑ "Bougainville (LHA 8)". Naval Vessel Register. United States Navy. 10 November 2016. http://www.nvr.navy.mil/NVRSHIPS/DETAILS/LHA8.HTM. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
- ↑ "SECNAV names next Amphibious Assault Destroyer". U.S. Department of Defense. 9 November 2016. http://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/999709/secnav-names-next-amphibious-assault-destroyer. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- ↑ "GAO-09-326SP 'Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs'". U.S. Government Accountability Office. 30 March 2009. http://www.gao.gov/htext/d09326sp.html.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Freedberg, Sydney J. Jr. (3 October 2012). "Navy’s Newest, LHA-6, A Dead End For Amphibious Ships?". http://breakingdefense.com/2012/10/navys-newest-lha-6-a-dead-end-for-amphibious-ships/. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- ↑ LaGrone, Sam (22 March 2016). "USS America Back to Sea After Completing 10-Months of Deck Strengthening for F-35s". U.S. Naval Institute. https://news.usni.org/2016/03/22/uss-america-back-to-sea-after-completing-10-months-of-deck-strengthening-for-f-35s. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- ↑ "Navy C4ISR and Unmanned Systems". Sea Power 2016 Almanac. Navy League of the U.S.. January 2016. p. 91. http://www.seapower-digital.com/seapower/january_2016?pg=93#pg93.
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