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  • 28 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Bergen-based Vestdavit has secured a contract to deliver “advanced” motion-compensated davits to the US Navy, following orders placed with Vestdavit Inc. by General Dynamics NASSCO to equip two expeditionary sea base (ESB) ships. The US shipbuilder’s San Diego yard will deliver ESB 6 and ESB 7, the latest in a series of ships which act […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Marine propulsion specialist Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the four main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the sixth ship in the US Navy’s Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. The ESB 6 will be constructed by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California, and the MPDEs will […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US defense department has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $1.6 billion contract for the construction of the sixth and seventh ships of the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. The contract provides $1.08 billion as a fixed-price-incentive modification to a previous contract for the design and construction of the two ships, with an option for […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest expeditionary sea base (ESB) ship, Miguel Keith (ESB 5), successfully completed Acceptance Trials on October 11, four months after it first took to sea. The trials were conducted off the coast of southern California after departure from the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. shipyard in San Diego. During the […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding a $136.7 million contract for the procurement of long lead time materials for the US Navy’s sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship. Long lead time contracts are awarded to contractors to establish pre-production and engineering support before ships start construction. This contract will allow […]

  • 23 December 2019

    General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) has launched the construction of the US Navy’s John Lewis-class oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206). “This ship will have significant contributions as part of our Combat Logistics Force, serving as the primary fuel pipeline from resupply ports to ships at sea,” said Mike Kosar, Support Ships, Boats […]

  • 29 August 2016

    Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne relieved Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon as commander, Military Sealift Command, during a change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3). Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, and Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, were the guest speakers. Shannon, a native of Calais, […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Amphibious ships from the US Navy’s America amphibious ready group along with the expeditionary support base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) concluded over two weeks of drills off the coast of Djibouti on September 20. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary […]

  • 12 February 2018

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on February 9 after four months of operations in the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. Hopper operated in the US 7th and 5th Fleets, Hopper supporting ballistic missile defense and promoting security and stability. An early highlight to Hopper’s deployment […]

  • 16 April 2020

    On April 15, eleven vessels from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) approached the US Navy and US Coast Guard (USCG) vessels in the Gulf, the US 5th Fleet said. At the time of the incident, the US vessels USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Firebolt (PC […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships of the amphibious ready group assembled around USS America arrived in Djibouti on September 4 to join the re-commissioned USS Lewis B. Puller for two weeks of amphibious exercises. Exercise Alligator Dagger, taking place in international waters off the coast of Djibouti, Africa, is the largest regional amphibious exercise to integrate and synchronize the […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding a $324.4 million contract to definitize the long lead time material and to award the detail, design and construction of Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) 5. NASSCO received a $106 million contract in June this year to procure long lead time material and engineering support for ESB 5 Previously […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for the US Navy’s future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) at a ceremony in San Diego on January 30. A keel laying is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. It is the joining together of a ship’s modular components and the authentication or etching of […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to hold a christening ceremony for the expeditionary sea base ship USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) on October 19, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego. The ship is being christened after it completed acceptance trials earlier this month. ESB 5 is named in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, began construction on the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s newly reclassified Expeditionary Base Mobile (ESB) program yesterday, October 14. The 784-foot ship will be configured with a 52,000 square-foot flight deck, fuel and equipment storage, repair spaces, magazines, mission planning spaces and accommodations for […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base ship, future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), got underway from the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California, to start its first round of sea trials on January 17. Hershel “Woody” Williams started construction in October 2015 and its keel was laid in August 2016. NASSCO launched the ship […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    General Dynamics NASSCO began construction on the fifth ship of the U.S. Navy’s expeditionary transfer dock (ESD)/expeditionary sea base (ESB) program on January 25. The still unnamed fifth ESB ship will feature a a 52,000 square-foot flight deck, fuel and equipment storage, repair spaces, magazines, mission planning spaces and accommodations for up to 250 personnel. Serving as […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy is set to christen its second Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams on Saturday, October 21. The ceremony will take place at General Dynamic’s San Diego shipyard and will see Martha P. Downs, Puller’s daughter and the ship’s sponsor, break a bottle over the ship’s bow. Construction on the ship started in October […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy’s second Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams was floated out by shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO on August 19. During the float out, NASSCO moved the ship from a graving dock to one of its piers for the next phase of construction. As part of the process, seawater flows into the graving […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy christened its second expeditionary Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), in a ceremony in San Diego, California, on October 21. The ship’s namesake, Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, spoke at the ceremony, and his two daughters, Travie Ross and Tracie Ross, officially named and christened the ship with the traditional break […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $106 million contract to procure long lead time material and engineering support for the fifth Expeditionary Mobile Base ship (ESB-5). Formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base program, Expeditionary Mobile Base is a ship that provides logistics movement from sea […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the U.S. Navy’s second Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) currently under construction at the company’s San Diego shipyard. USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the Navy’s second ESB ship. The 784-foot-long ship will serve as a flexible platform to support a variety […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command received its fourth expeditionary sea base, future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, from General Dynamics NASSCO on February 22. The delivery took place after the vessel completed sea trials which started January 17, 2018. Construction of the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams began October 2015 and involved more than 21,000 tons of steel. The […]

  • 18 February 2014

    The Spanish Navy ship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN, NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, wrapped up a visit to Dar es Salaam on February 16th. The visit was paid in support of the Tanzanian authorities’ efforts to curb piracy at sea.   The Commander of the Tanzanian Navy, Brigadier General Rogastian S. Laswai and the Chief of the […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia air units have recently been augmented by the Hellenic Air Force aircraft Erieye EMB-145H AEW&C and a Spanish Navy AB-212 Helicopter. The Greek aircraft, based in the Hellenic Air Force Base of Elefsis in Greece, is an airborne Command and Control Platform with the capability of participation in air and surface […]

  • 24 April 2012

    On Wednesday 18 April, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Elena rescued 6 Sri Lankan fishermen and their fishing vessel from 7 suspected pirates. The fishing vessel had been in the hands of suspect pirates since November 2011 and was reportedly being used as a mother-ship to launch attacks against merchant shipping […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Expeditionary Sea Base ship USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4) has completed its first integrated trials, the US Naval Sea Systems Command announced. T-ESB 4 got underway Jan. 19, sailing from and returning to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego. Integrated trials combine builder’s and acceptance trials, allowing for […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Military Sealift Command’s newest expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) completed her maiden voyage on July 5, arriving at Naval Station Norfolk from San Diego, California. USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the second unit of the ESB variant, delivered to the navy in February 2018 after completing builder’s and acceptance trials […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney has successfully completed a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Spanish tanker ESPS Cantabria off the coast of Cairns, while on passage to Japan, where the Australian warship will embed with the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet. HMAS Sydney’s Commanding Officer, Commander Karl Brinckmann, said the RAS was […]