Image of the Day: USS Mesa Verde Cutting through High Seas

 USS Mesa Verde Cutting through Rough Sea
USS Mesa Verde

The US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) sails through high seas of the Atlantic.


USS Mesa Verde Sailors and Marines attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are deployed within deployment under Bataan Amphibious Ready Group.

The ship is designed to deliver a fully equipped battalion of up to 800 Marines.

Length 208.4 m (684 ft) overall
Beam 32 m (105 ft) extreme
Draft 7m m
Displacement 24,433 t
Speed 22 knots
Complement 28 officers, 332 enlisted, and 3 Marines
Status In active service

Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2014;
Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon M. Smith