Thursday, June 20, 2019



For much of my life, the Navy was the only world I knew. It is still the world I know best and love most.

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.” 
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrives in Sydney for a port visit on June 18, 2019. Photo: US Navy

US Navy ships from the Wasp amphibious ready group arrived for port visits in the Australian cities of Brisbane and Sydney

USS Wasp (LHD-1) is a United States Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship, and the lead ship of her class. She is the tenth USN vessel to bear the name since 1775, with the last two ships named Wasp being aircraft carriers. She was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Wikipedia


Well deck dimensions: 266-by-50-foot (81 by 15.2 m) by 28-foot (8.5 m) high

USS Wasp

 F-35 Lightning

  • The US officially has 11 aircraft carriers, but it also has nine other ships that can serve as carriers in a pinch.
  • Those are the eight Wasp-class amphibious assault ships and the single America-class vessel in service.