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USS Boxer (LHD-4)

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Laid down:18 April 1991
Launched:13 August 1993
Commissioned:11 February 1995
General Characteristics
Displacement:40,722 tons full
Length:844 ft (256 m)
Beam:106 ft (32.3 m)
Draft:28 ft ( m)
Speed:23 knots
Complement:73 officers, 1,009 enlisted
Armament:Sea Sparrow, Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft:varies, as many as 42 helicopters

The sixth USS Boxer (LHD-4) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy.

Boxer was constructed at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, launched 13 August 1993, and commissioned 11 February 1995. She immediately left for San Diego, California via the Panama Canal, but although designed to fit the canal, her bridge wing and other smaller components were sheared off in the transit.

After minor repairs and system checkout, Boxer deployed to the Western Pacific 24 March 1997 to 24 September 1997, along with Ogden and Fort Fisher, and visited many foreign ports of call. Boxer also participated in RIMPAC the following year, then on 5 December 1998 deployed again to the Western Pacific.

In 2003, Boxer was in the Persian Gulf.

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See USS Boxer for other Navy ships of the same name.

This article includes information collected from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.