|USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52)|
|Ordered:||12 October 1993|
|Laid down:||27 January 1995|
|Launched:||24 February 1996|
|Commissioned:||30 May 1998|
|Homeport:||Naval Base San Diego|
|Motto:||Nation's Battle Cry|
|Nickname:||"The Avenging Phoenix", "The Black Pearl" or "The Girl Harbor"|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
11,251 tons (light)|
16,088 tons (full)
|Length:||610 ft (190 m)|
|Beam:||84 ft (26 m)|
|Draft:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 Colt Industries, 16-cylinder diesel engines, 2 shafts, 33,000 shp (25 MW)|
|Speed:||20+ knots (37+ km/h)|
|Boats & landing |
22 officers, 397 enlisted |
402 + 102 surge
2 × 25 mm Mk 38 cannons|
2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
2 × Rolling Airframe Missile launchers
6 × .50 caliber M2HB machine gun
Pearl Harbor was laid down on 27 January 1995, by the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.; launched on 24 February 1996; and commissioned on 30 May 1998.
As of 2005, Pearl Harbor is homeported at NS San Diego, California, and assigned to Amphibious Group 5.
On 4 May 2008 the ship departed San Diego for assignment in the Persian Gulf as part of the Peleliu amphibious assault group. On 21 July 2008, Pearl Harbor was run aground on a shoal off of Kuwait without damage. Following the incident, Commander Xavier F. Valverde was relieved of command by Rear Admiral Kendall Card, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3, and reassigned to shore staff duty in Bahrain. Captain Mike Slotsky, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron 9 in Everett, Washington, was assigned to oversee the ship temporarily
On 20 May 2010 the ship departed on a WESTPAC deployment as a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Readiness Group, where she participated in relief efforts following devastating floods in Pakistan in September 2010. Following her aid to Pakistani victims, she sailed south to Somalia where she conducted counter-piracy operations and lent aid to over 60 Somali refugees for over a month. She returned to her homeport of San Diego, CA on 17 December 2010.
On 14 November 2011 the ship departed on a WESTPAC deployment as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Readiness Group. She returned to San Diego, CA on 22 June 2012.
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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