Amphibious Assault Ship

LHD 5  -  USS Bataan

 

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan patch crest insignia

LHD-5 USS Bataan Wasp class amphibious assault ship multi purpose Ingalls shipbuilding US Navy

Type, Class:

 

Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi Purpose) - LHD; Wasp - class

planned and built as LHD 5

Builder:

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA

STATUS:

 

Awarded: December 20, 1991

Laid down: June 22, 1994

Launched: March 15, 1996

Commissioned: September 20, 1997

ACTIVE / in service (Atlantic Fleet)

Homeport:

 

Norfolk, Virginia

Namesake:

 

named to honor the heroic defense of the Bataan Peninsula (Philippines) in WWII.

> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:

 

COURAGE - COMMITMENT - HONOR

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > Wasp class Amphibious Assault Ship - LHD

 

ship images

 

Mediterranean Sea - June 2014

 

lhd 5 uss bataan aqaba jordan 2014

Aqaba, Jordan - May 2014

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Wasp class amphibious assault ship US Navy

Strait of Hormuz - October 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Gulf of Aden 2011

Gulf of Aden - August 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 underway replenishment UNREP Gulf of Aden 2011

Gulf of Aden - August 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Souda Bay Crete Greece 2011

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - July 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan CH-53E Super Stallion

June 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II

June 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 MV-22B Osprey Mk-15 CIWS

Atlantic Ocean - June 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B take off Mediterranean Sea 2011

Mediterranean Sea - June 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Ospreys flight deck

Mediterranean Sea - June 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Mediterranean Sea 2011

Mediterranean Sea - June 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II Mediterranean Sea 2011

Mediterranean Sea - May 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Wasp class amphibious assault ship

Mediterranean Sea - May 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Mediterranean Sea - May 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5

Mediterranean Sea - May 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan LCAC operations Mediterranean Sea 2011

Mediterranean Sea - May 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2011

Atlantic Ocean - April 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2011

Atlantic Ocean - April 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan VERTREP UNREP

Atlantic Ocean - April 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 underway replenishment Atlantic Ocean 2011

Atlantic Ocean - April 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II

Atlantic Ocean - April 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Atlantic Ocean - April 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 stern gate view

Atlantic Ocean - April 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk Virginia 2011

Norfolk, Virginia - March 2011

 

USS Bataan LHD-5

Norfolk, Virginia - March 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan well deck LCAC approaching

Atlantic Ocean - February 2011

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II Atlantic Ocean 2010

Atlantic Ocean - September 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk 2010

Norfolk, Virginia - August 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - August 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - April 2010

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Norfolk Virginia 2010

Norfolk, Virginia - April 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - April 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - April 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - April 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Caribbean Sea 2010

Caribbean Sea - February 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Caribbean Sea - February 2010

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Caribbean Sea 2010

Caribbean Sea - February 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Haiti operation unified response 2010

off Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response - February 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Haiti earthquake 2010

off Haiti - February 2010

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 off Haiti 2010

off Haiti - February 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Haiti operation unified response 2010

off Haiti - January 2010

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Haiti earthquake 2010

off Haiti - January 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan off Haiti 2010

off Haiti - January 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan CH-53E Super Stallions Haiti earthquake 2010

CH-53E Super Stallions - off Haiti - January 2010

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia - January 2010

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Norfolk 2009

Norfolk, Virginia - December 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II take off flight deck

Atlantic Ocean - December 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II

Atlantic Ocean - December 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Osprey 5th Fleet AOR 2009

5th Fleet AOR - November 2009

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 5th Fleet AOR MV-22B Osprey

5th Fleet AOR - November 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Mediterranean Sea 2009

Mediterranean Sea - October 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan CH-53E Super Stallion flight deck 5th fleet AOR

5th Fleet AOR - October 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Osprey exercise Bright Star 2009

Exercise Bright Star 2009 - Mediterranean Sea - October 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Mediterranean Sea 2009

Mediterranean Sea - October 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Red Sea 2009

Red Sea - October 2009

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 5th Fleet AOR

5th Fleet AOR - September 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan 2009

5th Fleet AOR - September 2009

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 MV-22B Osprey VMM-263 REIN

MV-22B Osprey (VMM-263/REIN) - 5th Fleet AOR - August 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MH-53 Sea Dragon HM-15 Persian Gulf 2009

MH-53 Sea Dragon (HM-15) - Persian Gulf - August 2009

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Mediterranean Sea 2009

Mediterranean Sea - June 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan 2009

Mediterranean Sea - June 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Suez Canal June 2009

Suez Canal - June 2009

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Suez Canal June 2009

Suez Canal - June 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Palma de Mallorca Spain 2009

Palma de Mallorca - May 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan amphibious ready group ARG 2009

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) - Atlantic Ocean - May 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan ARG

Atlantic Ocean - May 2009

 

USS Bataan LHD-5

Atlantic Ocean - May 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan replenishment

Atlantic Ocean - May 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2009

Atlantic Ocean - May 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan replenishment with USNS John Lenthall T-AO 189

replenishment with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) - Atlantic Ocean - May 2009

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia - May 2009

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 New York City 2008

New York - November 2008

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan New York

New York - November 2008

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2008

Atlantic Ocean - November 2008

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia - September 2008

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - September 2008

 

USS Bataan LHD-5

Norfolk, Virginia - September 2008

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2008

Atlantic Ocean - July 2008

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Atlantic Ocean - July 2008

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk 2007

Norfolk, Virginia - September 2007

 

USS Bataan LHD-5

Norfolk, Virginia - July 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - July 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Norfolk, Virginia - July 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Osprey Onslow Bay NC

Onslow Bay, North Carolina - June 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Osprey Onslow Bay 2007

Onslow Bay, North Carolina - June 2007

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Red Sea 2007

Red Sea - June 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Rota Spain 2007

Rota, Spain - June 2007

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Suez Canal 2007

Suez Canal - June 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Persian Gulf 2007

Persian Gulf - April 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Persian Gulf 2007

Persian Gulf - April 2007

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Jebel Ali UAE 2007

Jebel Ali, UAE - March 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Central Command AOR

Central Command AOR - March 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Central Command AOR 2007

Central Command AOR - March 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan CENTCOM AOR 2007

Central Command AOR - March 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Arabian Sea 2007

Arabian Sea - February 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan CENTCOM AOR 2007

Central Command AOR - February 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II CENTCOM AOR 2007

Central Command AOR - February 2007

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 CH-46 Sea Knight CENTCOM AOR 2007

Central Command AOR - February 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan well deck LCAC

Atlantic Ocean - January 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2007

Atlantic Ocean - January 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2007

Atlantic Ocean - January 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia - January 2007

 

USS Bataan Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia - January 2007

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Suez Canal 2007

Suez Canal - January 2007

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Atlantic Ocean 2006

Atlantic Ocean - December 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2006 AV-8B Harrier II take off

Atlantic Ocean - November 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II take off

Atlantic Ocean - November 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan combat information center CIC

Atlantic Ocean - October 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan flight deck

Atlantic Ocean - October 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan St. Thomas Virgin Islands 2006

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands - June 2006

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Norfolk 2006

Norfolk, Virginia - May 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan well deck operations

Atlantic Ocean - February 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan well deck AAV

Atlantic Ocean - February 2006

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 hangar deck

Atlantic Ocean - January 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan flight deck

Atlantic Ocean - January 2006

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan flight deck Sea Sparrow RAM launcher

Atlantic Ocean - January 2006

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Norfolk 2005

Norfolk, Virginia - September 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Gulf of Mexico 2005

Gulf of Mexico - September 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico - September 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Gulf of Mexico - September 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan well deck LCU-1656

Gulf of Mexico - August 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan flight deck

Gulf of Mexico - August 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan exercise PANAMAX 2005

exercise PANAMAX 2005 - August 2005

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Caribbean Sea 2005

Caribbean Sea - August 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Caribbean Sea 2005

Caribbean Sea - August 2005

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Ingleside Texas 2005

Ingleside, Texas - July 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 2005

Atlantic Ocean - July 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Osprey 2005

Atlantic Ocean - June 2005

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 MV-22B Osprey Atlantic Ocean 2005

Atlantic Ocean - June 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Ospreys

Atlantic Ocean - June 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Osprey

Atlantic Ocean - June 2005

 

USS Bataan LHD-5

Atlantic Ocean - June 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan 2005

Atlantic Ocean - June 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan MV-22B Osprey

Atlantic Ocean - June 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan

Atlantic Ocean - May 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Port Everglades Florida 2005

Port Everglades, Florida - April 2005

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 well deck night operations

Atlantic Ocean - March 2005

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan and SSGN-729 USS Georgia Norfolk 2004

USS Georgia (SSGN-729) and USS Bataan (LHD-5) - Norfolk, Virginia - November 2004

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan 2004

Atlantic Ocean - October 2004

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk 2004

Norfolk, Virginia - March 2004

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Blue Angels fly over Jacksonville Florida 2003

Jacksonville, Florida - October 2003

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan off Virginia 2003

off Virginia - September 2003

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia - September 2003

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Norfolk 2003

Norfolk, Virginia - June 2003

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan AV-8B Harrier II Red Sea 2003

Red Sea - April 2003

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Suez Canal 2003

Suez Canal - February 2003

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan 2003

January 2003

 

USS Bataan LHD-5

Atlantic Ocean - January 2003

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan operation enduring freedom 2002 well deck operations

Operation Enduring Freedom - January 2002

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan RIM-116 rolling airframe missile RAM live fire exercise 2001

RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile live fire exercise - March 2001

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 RIM-116 rolling airframe missile RAM live fire exercise

RIM-116 RAM Rolling Airframe Missile live fire exercise - March 2001

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan RIM-116 RAM live fire exercise March 2001

RIM-116 RAM Rolling Airframe Missile live fire exercise - March 2001

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 RIM-116 RAM missile exercise

RIM-116 RAM Rolling Airframe Missile live fire exercise - March 2001

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan RIM-7 Sea Sparrow live fire exercise March 2001

RIM-7 Sea Sparrow live fire exercise - March 2001

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow launch

RIM-7 Sea Sparrow live fire exercise - March 2001

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan RIM-7 Sea Sparrow live fire exercise 2001

RIM-7 Sea Sparrow live fire exercise - March 2001

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile exercise March 2001

RIM-7 Sea Sparrow live fire exercise - March 2001

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Atlantic Ocean 1999

Atlantic Ocean - July 1999

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan Ingalls shipbuilding Pascagoula Mississippi 1996

Pascagoula, Mississippi - March 1996

 

USS Bataan LHD-5 Ingalls shipbuilding Pascagoula Mississippi 1996

Pascagoula, Mississippi - March 1996

 

 

Namesake & History:

USS BATAAN memorializes the valiant resistance of American and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula in the dawning days of World War II. Fighting on the Philippine Islands of Luzon and Corregidor began just 10 short hours after the raid on Pearl Harbor. After weeks of Japanese air raids and beach landings on the north of Luzon, General Douglas MacArthur ordered withdrawal from the fortified north to the narrow jungle peninsula December 23, 1941. There, combined Army, Navy, Marine Corps and American-trained Filipino forces opposed teeming Japanese aggressors.

Despite rampant disease, malnutrition, insufficient supplies and ammunition, the “Battling Bastards of Bataan” defended the peninsula until April 16, 1942. Corregidor fell shortly after on May 6, 1942. During combat, some units absorbed as high as 80 percent casualties. Tens of thousands of American service members died either in battle or during the unconscionable “Bataan Death March.” The 65-mile “Death March” alone claimed the lives of more than 21,000 allies in less than a week and is marked as one of the greatest tragedies of World War II. Those who survived the march faced starvation and disease aboard “hell ships” during transportation and later in prison camps until Japan's formal surrender in 1945. Two of every three Americans who defended Bataan and Corregidor never returned home.

Bataan was the last American stronghold in the Pacific theater to fall until MacArthur fulfilled his famed prophecy, “I shall return,” by reconquering the Philippine Islands two-and-one-half years later. The battle of Bataan and ensuing “Death March” are widely regarded as one of the greatest examples of allied courage, endurance and sacrifice in the history of military conflict.

 

USS Bataan (LHD 5):

 

2003 to 2007 Iraq War

The Bataan was one of many vessels in the Middle East region at the beginning of the Iraq war on or about 20 March 2003. After delivering her attack and transport helicopters, troops, and vehicles she was employed as a "Harrier Carrier" with primary duties supporting two Marine AV-8B Harrier II Squadrons along with USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). She has made two deployments to the region since the invasion. For her third deployment, she joined the Fifth Fleet in the Gulf region, transiting the Suez Canal into the Red Sea on 30 January 2007.

Bataan provided relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. She was positioned near New Orleans prior to Katrina making landfall, and began relief operations on 30 August. The ship's helicopters were among the first to provide damage assessment. They went on to transport over 1600 displaced persons. Bataan delivered more than 100,000 pounds (45 metric tons) of cargo and 8000 U.S. gallons (30,000 liters) of fresh water to the area. The ship served as a base for two fly-away medical teams, consisting of 84 medical professionals, who provided emergency medical care in New Orleans.


2005 Evaluation of V-22 Osprey


The Bataan served as a naval testbed for evaluation of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in September 2005. This work included OPEVAL II operational and live fire tests and was accomplished with a total of eight Ospreys.

In 2009, the Bataan became the first Navy ship to host an operational squadron of V-22 rotorcraft when she embarked ten Ospreys of the VMM-263.


2008 Hurricane Gustav

Early in September 2008, Bataan participated in the HURREX exercise where the U.S. Second Fleet directed tests designed to evaluate the ship's ability to respond to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief needs during the 2008 hurricane season. She was ordered to be prepared to deploy in the event that the Navy is directed to provide assistance to civilian authorities after Hurricane Gustav came ashore.


2010 Haiti earthquake

On 13 January 2010, the Bataan was ordered to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. It was deployed to Grand-Goâve. She returned home 3 April 2010.


2011 Libya & Italy

On March 23 2011 the USS Bataan was deployed to Libya to assist in enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya.

 

source: wikipedia

 

patches

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan patch crest insignia   USS Bataan LHD-5 crest insignia patch   LHD-5 USS Bataan insignia patch crest

 

LHD-5 USS Bataan cruise patch 1999 2000 mediterranean sea maiden voyageUSS Bataan LHD-5 cruise patch operation enduring freedom med cruise 2001 2002   LHD-5 USS Bataan cruise patch HC-6 2003

 

 

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