|Photographer:||Glenn Towler [View profile]||Title:||USS Tarawa & RSV Aurora Australis||Added:||May 13, 2008|
|Shot taken on: 13/05/08
Seen here passing the RSV Aurora Australis as the Tarawa recommences her journey Home to the US have a 3 day stop over in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Displacement 38,900 tons (fl.)
Speed 24 kts.
Complement 82 Officer, 882 Enlisted
Troop Accommodations 1900 plus
two RAM launchers
two single 5"/54 dual purpose gun mounts
two single 20mm Phalanx (CIWS)
six single 25mm chain guns
Aircraft 28 amphibious transport helicopters
Propulsion two 600 psi boilers, two geared steam turbines, two shafts, 70,000 total shaft horsepower
Specifications sourced from: www.navsource.org