Welcome to the USS Iwo Jima Class LPH's

2022 Reunion Site | Providence, RI | September 28 - October 2

Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings Warwick, RI
801 Greenwich Ave. Warwick | Rhode Island | 02886 | United States |
Phone: 1-401-732-6000 | 1-800-227-6963

Please call the number above and reference the LPH’s Iwo Jima Class or click here to go to the hotel
or visit http://www.afr-reg.com/lphships2022 and click on the reservation link at the top of the page.

Group Name: LPHs Iwo Jima Class Association
Reunion Dates: September 27-October 2, 2022
Rate: $124 (plus 13% tax, currently) – Breakfast buffet for two included with room rate, per day – will be served in hospitality room
Cut-off Date: 9/5/22 Late reservations will be processed based on space availability at a higher rate.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date or there will be a charge of one night’s room plus tax.

Parking & Shuttle Information
The hotel offers complimentary self-parking.

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Guests may call the hotel directly upon arrival at the airport for pick-up. To schedule a return trip, they may schedule it through the front desk.

Wheelchair Rental
ScootAround rents both manual and power wheelchairs by the day and week.
Please call (888) 441-7575 or visit www.scootaround.com for details and to make reservations.

Direct links to downloadable files for Reunion
Schedule of events
Registration info
Hotel Info

---------- Post Reunion Fun (Oct 3rd 11am) at Newport Playhouse | Newport, RI ----------

Join us at the Newport Playhouse


'Social Security' a hilarious Broadway comedy.
Information on NewPort Playhouse

-------------------------- Local items of interest ------------------------------

Providence Walking Tour
Haunted Boat Tours
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Battleship Cove - We Welcome You to America's Fleet Museum
Discover Newport, RI
The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park

At the present time the Association is comprised of former and present crew members, Phibron Staff, and embarked Marines who served on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2), USS Okinawa (LPH 3), USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7), USS Guam (LPH-9), USS Tripoli (LPH-10) , USS New Orleans (LPH 11). Former crew members and embarked staffs and Marines who served in USS Inchon (LPH 12) are also eligible and encouraged to become Regular Association members.

The USS Guam LPH9 WebPages on this website are sponsored by The USS Iwo Jima Class Association, and not affiliated with any other military association.

The Iwo Jima Class LPH Amphibious Assault Ship was created in the early 60's. The LPH was ideally suited for amphibious assault by the vertical envelopment method. The ship was designed to carry up to 25 helicopters, a Marine Battalion , weapons, and the equipment to support them. In addition to its mission as a Marine Battalion Landing Team Delivery Ship, the LPH class had also served as an Amphibious Task Force Control Ship, Medical Duty Ship and Mine Countermeasures Support Ship. The Iwo Jima Class had a power plant consisting of two boilers and one geared turbine which turned a single shaft with 22,000 shaft horsepower. Its armament included 3-inch twin barrel guns, the 20mm Vulcan/Phalanx Close-in Weapons System (CIWS), and 50 caliber machine guns. The crew complement consisted of 50 officers, 650 enlisted personnel and up to 2,000 Marine troops.

At least one ship of the Iwo Jima Class had been present in every major conflict since the Vietnam War. Although the LPH had proven itself to be a reliable performer, the Navy recognized the need for an amphibious assault ship with greater range, capacity and capabilities and gradually phased out the LPHs, replacing them with the technologically superior Wasp Class LHDs.


  • The Board of Directors information is posted here.
  • The Honor Roll is updated on an ongoing basis.

This page was last modified on Monday April 04, 2022