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USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) is the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. She is the fifth ship to be named (the fourth actually commissioned) in honor of USS Kearsarge, a sloop-of-war that gained fame during the American Civil War, which was in turn named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire.

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Life at sea on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).  ARABIAN GULF. Sept. 25, 2015.

Essex is the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. 

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) (left) prepares to conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201).