USS KEARSARGE LHD-3 SHIP'S LOADING CHARACTERISTICS PAMPHLET

1. Principle Characteristics:

Ship Type and Class: LHD WASP CLASS (Flag Configured)

Length (Overall): 844 feet

Flight Deck: 818 feet

Water Line: 778 feet

Beam w/flight deck elevators extended: 200 feet

Beam at waterline: 106 feet

Draft, Maximum (Full Load): 26 feet 9 inches

Draft, Ballasted: 36 feet at the stern

Displacement Tonnage (Full Load) Long Tons: 40,532

Freeboard to Main Deck: 34 feet

Freeboard to Flight Deck: 65 feet

Flight / Hangar Deck Capacity:

CH-46E Equivalents:

Normal: 42

Maximum Stowage: 28

(Hangar Deck)

Maximum Operational: 4/6 CH53D/E

12 CH-46

2 UH-1

4 AH-1

6/8 AV8

 

2. Organic Landing Craft and Boats:

TYPE

50'UB

36' MK12

(LCPL)

MK6

(LIFEBOATS)

RHIB

 

QTY

1

2

142

1

3. Well Deck Capacity:

LCM-8 Equivalents: 6 (OR)

LCU Equivalents: 2 (OR) (NOTE 1)

LCAC Equivalents: 3

AAV Equivalents: 40 (NOTE 2)

NOTE: (1) Although KEARSARGE is capable of embarking two LCUís this configuration is not recommended to be used for deployment planning due to the requirement to lash, block, and shore LCUís in accordance with current wet well procedures. During an administrative onload, two LCUís can be embarked

and offloaded with proper planning considerations. Only pax and cargo (4K forklift and monorail) operations can be conducted when two LCUís are brought far enough into the well to close the stern gate. To conduct simultaneous vehicle operations with two LCUís, the second LCU must extend out of the well.

 

(2) KEARSARGE can carry up to 61 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (Landing Vehicle Tracked Personnel LVTP-7), with 21 stowed in upper vehicle stowage and 40 stowed in the well deck.

4. Staff, Troop and Crew Living Accommodations Summary:

 

FLAG OFFICER

OFFICER

SNCO/CPO

(E7-E9)

ENLISTED

(E1-E5)

TOTALS

NAVAL STAFF

1

28

7*

25*

61*

LANDING FORCE

(NORMAL)

1**

173**

64***

1443****

1681

LANDING FORCE

(SURGE)

0

19

6

167

192

TOTALS

2

220

77

1635

1934

CREW

0

73

73

1085

1231

* Naval Staff CPO and enlisted are billeted in crew berthing.

** Includes Landing Force Staff accomodations: CLF 02-63.5-3-L

LF XO 02-62-3-L

LF Ops Off 02-60-1-L

LF Log Off 02-58.5-1-L

*** Includes 6 Female SNCO racks (2-41-2-L) which share the Shipís Female CPO head (2-41-0-L).

**** Includes following the compartments which may be used as Female Troop Berthing:

Racks Recommended

Comp # Norm/Surge Urinals Order of Usage 1-33-4-L 99 / 17 Yes 2

1-33-5-L 51 / 8 No 1

01-1-3-L 54 / 8 Yes 3

01-1-4-L 54 / 8 Yes 4

5. Medical Capabilities:

Operating Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Aviation Examination Room . . . . . . . . . 1

Surgical Dressing Room/Main BDS . . . . . . 1

Clinical Lab

Blood Bank

Post Operative Recovery/Intensive Care. . . 1 . . . . 17 beds

Isolation Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . 6 beds

Primary Care Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 41 beds

Overflow Casualty Ward. . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . .536 beds

TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600 beds

LHD (WASP CLASS) medical facilities are designed to function with surgical team augmentation. Ship's company medical personnel care for the crew when there is no unit embarked, and function as caretakers for the equipment. There are three (3) Auxiliary Battle Dressing Stations, in addition to the Main BDS. Additional facilities and equipment include; radiological

examination rooms with automatic X-ray film processor, a laboratory equipped for blood chemistry work, a Physical Therapy Unit with two whirlpool baths, a burn bath, and a sitz bath, a morgue, Life Pack 10 Defibulators, Bear ventilators and infusion pumps.

6. Dental Capabilities:

X-ray Examination Room. . . . . . . . . . . 1

Dental Operating Rooms. . . . . . . . . . . 4

  1. Troop Cargo Space Capacities:

SQUARE FEET

NOTES

CUBIC FEET

NOTES

GENERAL CARGO

114,011

1

FIGURES SHOWN ARE ACTUAL SQFT AND CUFT TOTALS. NO REDUCTION WAS MADE FOR LFORM, MLA, AVCAL, BOAT HAVENS, ETC., STOWAGE SPACE REQUIREMENTS, AND NO BROKEN STOW FACTORS HAVE BEEN APPLIED.

AMMUNITION

-

2

SMALL ARMS

(6-47-0-M)

   

421

2

PYROTECHNICS

2,909

2

DEMOLITIONS (FUZE MAG)

1,056

3

JETTISONABLE LOCKERS (THERMITE GRENADES)

   

QTY 6

 

SPECIAL WEAPONS

0

POL (PACKAGED)

22,158

3

55 GAL DRUM CAP

MAX USABLE CAP.

(US GAL)

924

JP-5 (BULK) AVIATION

462,556 (NOTE 4)

JP-5 (BULK) GROUND

462,556 (NOTE 4)

MOGAS (BULK)

0

DIESEL "DFM" (BULK)

1,897,991 (NOTE 5)

VEHICLES

24,976

     

VEHICLE SQFT FIGURE IS TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE AVAILABLE IN DESIGNATED VEHICLE STOWAGE AREAS AND DOES NOT INCLUDE WELL DECK, FLIGHT DECK, OR HANGAR DECK. THIS FIGURE INCLUDES FINGER PIERS IN UPPER VEHICLE STOWAGE.

FLIGHT DECK

82,392

     

HANGAR DECK

20,698

     

WELL DECK

14,270

     
         

TOTALS

142,336

6

137,225

 

Notes: (1) SQFT and CUFT are identified for cargo/ammo magazines and does not include upper/lower vehicle stowage areas.

    1. Included with general cargo.
    2. Not included with general cargo.
    3. JP-5 is for aviation and ground element usage. Vehicles stowed in upper and lower vehicle stowage areas are refueled from common use tanks which also service aircraft on the flight deck and hangar deck.
    4. DFM is for ship and landing craft use, however, it may be provided to the Landing Force upon request.
    5. Includes only those areas suitable for vehicle stowage (Upper/lower vehicle stowage, well deck, flight deck, and hangar deck.)