USS Bataan (LHD-5)

Officially Licensed Product of the
U.S. Navy
Item Number: 62101
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round
Material: Bronze with Enamel
Price: $12.00

coin packagingUSS Bataan (LHD-5)

The USS Bataan (LHD-5) plays a critical role in America’s naval superiority across the globe. A Wasp-class multipurpose amphibious assault ship, she is well equipped to lead amphibious operations in any theater. LHDs provide the means to transport, deploy, command and support all elements of a Marine landing force of over 2,000 troops during an assault by air and amphibious craft.

Designed to be versatile, Bataan has the option of simultaneously using helicopters, Harrier jets, and Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC), as well as conventional landing craft and assault vehicles in various combinations. LHDs’ missions, while operating with an aircraft carrier battle group, conduct prompt, sustained operations at sea, primarily as the centerpiece and flagship of the Amphibious Ready Group. The ship's extensive medical facilities consist of six medical operating rooms, four dental operating rooms, medical laboratories and hospital facilities capable of caring for 600 patients.

In carrying out its primary mission, the 844-foot long, 44,000-ton Bataan transports and lands ashore troops, tanks, trucks, artillery, and other supplies necessary to support an assault.

This coin is minted in bronze and pays tribute to the USS Bataan, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a scene with a portside view of the USS Bataan cutting through the water. The reverse displays the shield and crest of the USS Bataan, imbued with bold enamel.

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