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Hampton Roads U.S. Navy Armada

Mission: Surface, Air & Subsurface Deterrence.

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
1. Hampton Roads U. S. Navy Armada Marker
Inscription.
Surface-borne combatants conduct at-sea battle operations against air, surface, and subsurface enemies and protect sea lanes.

Sub-surface combatants destroy enemy ships, primarily submarines, to prohibit the employment of such forces against the United States.

Air Warfare/Anti Air Warfare (AAW)
Aircraft Carriers (CVN)


Nimitz Class:

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71
USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75
USS George H. W. Bush CVN 77

Length: 1,092 feet
Max speed: 30+ knots
Complement: 3,200 ship’s company 2,480 air wing
Aircraft: 85 (approx.)

Enterprise (CVN 65) Class:

USS Enterprise CVN 65

Length: 1,101 feet
Max speed: 30+ knots
Complement: 3,350 ship’s company 2,480 air wing
Aircraft: 85 (approx.)

Anti Missile Defense
Cruisers (CG/CGN)


Ticonderoga Class:

USS Leyte Gulf CG 55
USS San Jacinto CG 56
USS Normandy CG 60
USS Monterey CG 61
USS Anzio CG 68
USS Vella Gulf CG 72

Length: 567 feet
Max speed: 30+ knots
Complement: 364 ship’s company
Aircraft: 2 SH-60 helicopters

Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Destroyers (DDG)


USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class:

USS Arleigh Burke DDG 51
USS Barry DDG 52
USS Stout DDG 55
USS Mitscher DDG 57
USS Laboon DDG 58
USS Ramage DDG 61
USS Gonzalez DDG 66
USS Cole DDG 67
USS Ross DDG 71
USS Mahan DDG 72
USS McFaul DDG 74
USS Donald Cook DDG 75
USS Porter DDG 78
USS Oscar Austin DDG 79
USS Winston S. Churchill DDG 81
USS Bulkeley DDG 84
USS Mason DDG 87
USS Nitze DDG 94
USS James E. Williams DDG 95
USS Bainbridge DDG 96
USS Forrest Sherman DDG 98
USS Truxtun DDG 103

Length: 505 feet
Max speed: 30+ knots
Complement: 276 ship’s company

Frigates (FFG)

Oliver Hazard Perry Class:

USS Klarkring FFG 42
USS Nicholas FFG 47
USS Carr FFG 52
USS Hawes FFG 53
USS Elrod FFG 55
USS Kauffman FFG 59

Length: 445 feet
Max speed: 29+ knots
Complement: 215 ship’s company
Aircraft: 2 SH-60B or 1 SH-2F helicopter

Surface Combatants (PC)

Patrol Coastal Boats (Cyclone) Class:

USS Hurricane PC 3
USS Squall PC 7
USS Thunderbolt PC 12

Length: 170 feet
Max speed: 35 knots
Complement: 28 ship’s company

Amphibious Ships to Shore Movement
Amphibious (LHD, LHA, LPD, LSD, LST, LCAC)


USS Wasp (LHD 1) Class:

USS Wasp LHD 1
USS Kearsarge LHD 3
USS Bataan LHD 5
USS Iwo Jima LHD 7

Length: 844 feet
Max speed: 20+ knots
Complement: 1,108 ship’s company 1,871 troops
Aircraft: 12 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, 6 AV-8B Harriers, 4 CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters; 3UH-1N Huey helicopters; 4 AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters

Tarawa Class:

USS Nassau LHA 4

Length: 820 feet
Max speed: 24 knots
Complement: 964 ship’s company 1,900 troops
Aircraft: 4CH-53 Sea Stallions, 12 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, 6 AV-8B Harriers, 3 UH-1N Huey helicopters, 4 AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters

USS Austin class:

USS Nashville LPD 13
USS Ponce LPD 15

Length: 570 feet
Max speed: 21 knots
Complement: 420 ship’s company 900 troops
Aircraft: 6 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters

USS San Antonio Class:

USS San Antonio LPD 17
USS Mesa Verde LPD 19

Length: 684 feet
Max speed: 22+ knots
Complement: 363 ship’s company 800 troops
Aircraft: 2 CH53e Super Stallions helicopters, 2 MV22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, 4 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, AH-1 or UH-1 helicopter

USS Whidbey Island Class:

USS Whidbey Island LSD 41
USS Fort McHenry LSD 43
USS Gunston hall LSD 44
USS Ashland LSD 48

Length: 609 feet
Max speed: 20+ knots
Complement: 413 ships company 500 troops

USS Harpers Ferry Class:

USS Canters Hall LSD 50
USS Oak Hill LSD 51

Length: 609 feet
Max speed: 20+ knots
Complement: 419 ship’s company 500 troops

LCAC—Air Cushioned Vehicle:

Length: 88 feet
Max speed: 40 knots
Complement: 24 troops

Auxiliary Ships
Provides fuel, provisions and ammunition


ARS Rescue & Salvage (Safeguard) Class:

Length: 255 feet
Max speed: 14 knots
Complement: 30 ship’s company

Strategic Warfare
Submarines (SSN)


Los Angeles Class:

USS Jacksonville SSN 699
USS Norfolk SSN 714
USS Oklahoma City SSN 723
USS Newport News SSN 750
USS Albany SSN 753
USS Scranton SSN 756
USS Boise SSN 764
USS Montpelier SSN 765

Length: 377 feet
Max speed: 25+ knots
Complement: 134 ship’s company

For more information about the U.S. Navy, visit the website at www.navy.mil
For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, visit the website at www.cbbt.com
 
Location. 37° 2.193′ N, 76° 4.613′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Lucius J. Kellam Jr Bridge-Tunnel (U.S. 13) 9.8 miles north of Shore Drive (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located atop the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (here, next to this marker); You are standing at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, (here, next to this marker); The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away); Tribute to Admiral de Grasse (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Website of the United States Navy. (Submitted on August 10, 2017.)
2. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. (Submitted on August 10, 2017.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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