Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Timothy Dunkel removes a mounting bracket aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) completed a fast cruise Dec. 11, 2020 in preparations for contractor sea … Blue and gold are colors traditionally associated with the Navy and symbolize the sea and excellence. Some artifacts were saved from the ship, including the ship's Bible. Steven Collingwood on Jan 26, 2020 00:19 (11 months ago) They are in the process of replacing them with F-35Bs, some units still have the Harriers though. Additionally, Kearsarge has qualified for the following medals and unit awards: Combat Action Ribbon, Humanitarian award, Navy Unit Commendation (three awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (one award), Battle Efficiency "E" Award (seven awards),[25] National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (with bronze star), Armed Forces Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (five awards), and the NATO Medal.[26]. Mindful of French neutrality, Kearsarge's new commanding officer, Capt. A woman and two children were rescued, but a man died aboard their capsized vessel. Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge returns to homeport, July 18, 2019, after the Kearsarge Amphibious … See more ideas about Uss kearsarge, Kearsarge, Aircraft carrier. March 25, The amphibious assault ship pulled into Naval Station Rota for a brief port call; Entered the Mediterranean Sea on March 26. Kearsarge departed … The name “Kearsarge” stemmed from nearby Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire. Kearsarge was built at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine, under the 1861 American Civil War emergency shipbuilding program. The Confederate ram eluded Federal warships and surrendered to Spanish authorities at Havana, Cuba on 19 May. The media team aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), however, has created something entirely different—a show that puts a clever new spin on command information and morale. In addition, 17 of Kearsarge's crew received the Medal of Honor for valor during this action: The medals were awarded on 31 December 1864. Naval War Coll., Newport, RI. Kearsarge's armament suite includes the NATO RIM-7 Sea Sparrow point defense system for anti-aircraft support, RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles, 25-mm chain guns and the Phalanx close-in weapon system to counter threats from low-flying aircraft and close-in small craft. However, Sumter's commanding Captain, Raphael Semmes, having returned to England for reassignment, was soon recommissioning off the Azores, in international waters, the newly built British sloop Enrica as CSS Alabama. Subsequent ships were later named Kearsarge in honor of the ship.[1]. Kearsarge is capable of amphibious assault, advance force and special purpose operations, as well as non-combatant evacuation and other humanitarian missions. 7114): USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) 3505 Sailor Drive, Great Lakes, IL 60088-3505. Operation Noble Obelisk was the evacuation of civilians from Sierra Leone in 1997 undertaken by USS Kearsarge. Additionally, Kearsarge is fully equipped with state-of-the-art command and control (C&C) systems for flagship command duty, and her medical facilities are second in capability only to the Navy's hospital ships, USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy. Even if the shells had been delivered by Alabama's more powerful 100-pounder Blakely pivot rifle, the impacts were more than 5 ft (1.5 m) above the waterline and would therefore have missed her vital machinery. Ingalls built Kearsarge using efficient pre-outfitting and modular construction techniques. The new 1,550 long tons (1,570 t) steam sloop-of-war was launched on 11 September 1861; she was sponsored by Mrs. McFarland, the wife of the editor of the Concord Statement, and was commissioned on 24 January 1862, with Captain Charles W. Pickering in command. Kearsarge is capable of amphibious assault, advance force and special purpose operations, as well as non-combatant evacuation and other humanitarian missions. Instead, each warship sailed for its home country. [11], Following a three-day delay due to bad weather, Kearsarge deployed from Naval Station Norfolk on 11 March 2013 for a scheduled eight-month deployment. Kearsarge was recommissioned on 16 January 1868 and sailed on 12 February to serve in the South Pacific, operating out of Valparaíso, Chile. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The new 1,550 long tons (1,570 t) steam sloop-of-war was launched on 11 September 1861; she was sponsored by "Mrs. McFarland," the wife of the editor of the Concord Statement, and was commissioned on 24 January 1862, with Captain Charles W. Pickering in command. The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) completed a fast cruise Dec. 11, 2020, in preparations for contractor sea trials and … One hour after she fired her first salvo, Alabama had been reduced to a sinking wreck by Kearsarge's more accurate gunnery, and by its powerful 11 in (280 mm) Dahlgren smoothbore pivot guns. On 19 June, Alabama stood out of Cherbourg Harbor for her last action. This is a great gift for those that have made the transition from civilian On 2 March 2011, Kearsarge, along with USS Ponce, traveled through the Suez Canal in response to the 2011 Libyan civil war. Italian navy Ship-of-the-Line Lt. Domenico Iovino, left, speaks with U.S. Navy Capt. These facilities allowed Kearsarge to serve a dual role during the 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as a platform for bombing missions against Yugoslav forces in Operation Allied Force, and as a treatment facility for Albanian refugees in Operation Shining Hope. Simultaneously, helicopters can be lifted from the hangar deck to the flight deck by two deck-edge elevators and loaded with supplies from three massive cargo elevators. USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) is the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. 36K likes. 7112): USS Marvin G Shields (FF-1066) 3420 Sailor Drive, Great Lakes, IL 60088-3520 Kearsarge was the only ship of the United States Navy named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire. The warship was christened on 16 May 1992, and commissioned on 16 October 1993. Missile decoy launchers augment the anti-ship missile defenses. Ship 13 (Bldg. Kearsarge was the only ship of the United States Navy named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire. John A. Winslow, took the sloop-of-war clear of territorial waters, then turned to meet the Confederate cruiser. The amphibious nature of the combat operations of the present USS Kearsarge is represented by green and blue, alluding land and sea. This was stopped up and down in three layers to eye-bolts with marlines, and secured by iron dogs, then concealed behind 1 in (25 mm) deal-boards, painted black to match the upper hull's color. She returned to Portsmouth on 12 November and was decommissioned in the Portsmouth Navy Yard on 1 December 1886. The sub-assemblies were then joined with others to form assemblies, which were in turn welded together to form five completed hull and superstructure modules. [7] As of 20 March, AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft from Kearsarge have been reported attacking Libyan targets as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn. The following year, on 14 June 1864, Kearsarge arrived at Cherbourg and found Alabama in port. The battle quickly turned against Alabama, due to her poor gunnery and to the quality of her long-stored (and deteriorated) powder, fuses, and shells. The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the KEARSARGE at BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair Facility near the end of a five-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA). The wings of the crest symbolize the aviation capabilities of both the present and the third Kearsarge; they are gold for the honor and achievement. The green chevron suggests the green-peaked Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire. The arrowheads, together with the white chevronel, which represents a shore line, allude to assault landings. Kearsarge took up station at the harbor's entrance to await Semmes' next move. [4] On President Harrison's orders, she sailed to Navassa Island in 1891 to investigate labor conditions there. I am in a similar situation as I am building a ship that was built in on the Thames River (1855) for the Colony of Victoria. 11 December 2020. USS KEARSARGE (CV-33) The third Kearsarge (CV-33) was launched 5 May 1945 by the New York Naval Shipyard New York; sponsored by Mrs. Aubrey W. Fitch; and commissioned 2 March 1946 Captain Francis J. McKenna in command.. Kearsarge arrived at her homeport Norfolk 21 April 1946 and for the next year engaged in training operations along the East Coast and Caribbean. USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is the fifth vessel to be named in honour of the sloop-of-war, which became famous during the American Civil War. Liverpool writer Jimmy McGovern's 2007 play, King Cotton, culminates with the battle between Kearsarge and Alabama. The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) completed a fast cruise Dec. 11, 2020 in preparations for contractor sea trials and operations at sea and after a nearly one-year hiatus. On … [10] The ship returned to home port at Norfolk on 16 May 2011. USS Kearsarge has been awarded the Golden Anchor for Retention Excellence, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Award, the CNO Environmental Safety Award, the Admiral Flatley Memorial Award (aviation safety), SECNAV Energy Award (2002), Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Mobility Energy Efficiency Award (2002), the Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award and the Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic Safety Award. Soon after, she was hunting for Confederateraiders in European waters. These giant modules, each weighing thousands of tons, were joined together on land to form the completed ship's hull. United States Navy USS Kearsarge - Ship 11 $21.95..... (picture shows front & back of coin) Custom selected by a sailor, for a sailor! 1 Type Cuirassé Classe Kearsarge Histoire A servi dans United States Navy Constructeur Newport News Shipbuilding Chantier naval Newport News Shipbuilding à Newport News (Virginie) Commandé 2 janvier 1896 Quille posée 30 juin 1896 Lancement 24 mars 1898 Commission 20 février 1900 Statut Désarmé (10 mai 1920) Converti … • The first ship was a “sloop of war” from the Civil War era. Two boilers, two geared steam turbines, two shafts, 70,000 shp (52,000 kW); 9,500 nautical miles (17,600 km; 10,900 mi) at 18 kn (33 km/h; 21 mph), 266-by-50-foot (81 by 15.2 m) by 28-foot (8.5 m) high, JAN2003-JUL2003North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean, JAN2003-JUL2003Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf. Rick Nielsen, the commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean March 13 130313-N-RL456-038.jpg 4,180 × 2,786; 1.54 MB July 18, 2019 2:11 PM. There, the cargo, troops and vehicles are loaded onto landing craft for transit to the beach. She was recommissioned four months later on 1 April 1865 and sailed for the coast of Spain on 14 April in an attempt to intercept CSS Stonewall. The blue-and-gray wavy bar highlights the Civil War service for the first USS Kearsarge. This is the official FaceBook Page of USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). When Washington is captured by the Army of Northern Virginia, Abraham Lincoln reluctantly concedes the Confederacy's independence. She continued to watch over American commercial interests along the coast of South America until 17 April 1869. Hundreds of smaller sub-assemblies, containing piping, ventilation ducting and other hardware, as well as major machinery equipment, generators, and electrical panels were constructed. From there, Alabama went on to become one of the most successful commerce raiders in naval history. She then sailed to Gibraltar to join the blockade of Confederate raider CSS Sumter, forcing the ship's abandonment there in December of 1862. After cruising the Mediterranean Sea and the English Channel south to Monrovia, Liberia, Kearsarge was decommissioned on 14 August 1866 in the Boston Navy Yard. Alabama went down by the stern shortly after Semmes struck his colors, threw his sword into the sea to avoid its capture, and sent one of his two remaining longboats to Kearsarge with a message of surrender, and a rescue appeal for his surviving crew. Kearsarge then sailed along the French coast in an unsuccessful search for the commerce raider CSS Florida, then proceeded to the Caribbean before turning northward for Boston, Massachusetts, where she was decommissioned for repairs on 26 November. USS Kearsarge Rescues Four Soviet Soldiers Adift in Pacific Ocean for 49 Days Four Russian soldiers adrift in a small boat for 49 days were rescued at 11 P.M. (EST) Sunday night 3 March 6, 1960, by the Navy aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge about 1,000 miles west-northwest of Midway Island. In 2006, 2008, and again in 2017, USS Kearsarge served as the principal attraction for New York's "Fleet Week". The two 3-cylinder vertical triple-expansion steam engines and five Scotch boilers, connected to two propeller shafts, produced a total of 11,674 indicated horsepower (8,705 kW), and gave a maximum speed of 16.816 knots (19.352 mph; 31.143 km… Kearsarge's keel was laid down on 6 February 1990[3] at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi. From Cádiz in November of 1862 until March 1863 Kearsarge prepared for her engagement with Alabama; she searched for the raider, ranging along the coast of Northern Europe all the way to the Canaries, Madeira, and the Outer Hebrides. Subsequent ships were later named Kearsarge in honor of the ship. USS Kearsarge (BB-5), the lead ship of her class of battleships, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named, by act of Congress, in honor of the famous American Civil War sloop-of-war Kearsarge.Her keel was laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company of Newport News, Virginia on 30 June 1896.