USS Bataan LHD-5
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April 20, 2003: From left to right: USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6, USS Kearsarge LHD-3, USS Bataan LHD-5,
USS Saipan LHA-2, and USS Boxer LHD-4 in the Arabian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As part of
Task Force 51 the thirty-two ship force is the largest amphibious force deployed since the landings at
Inchon, Korea.


April 25, 2003: An AV-8 Harrier takes off from the USS Bataan LHD-5 in the Red Sea during Operation Iraqi
Freedom. An unidentified LHD is seen in the background.


June 25, 2003: USS Bataan LHD-5 arriving at her homeport Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia following
deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom.


September 16, 2003: USS Bataan LHD-5 departing Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia to avoid being caught in port
during Hurricane Isabel.


October 26, 2003: THE US Navy Blue Angels fly over the USS Bataan LHD-5 during the Sea and Sky Spectacular
at Jacksonville Beach, Florida.


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