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  • 11 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3), the U.S. Navy’s first purpose-built expeditionary sea base equipped to support special operations forces, deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3), deployed on July 10 from Naval Station Norfolk after completing its initial operational testing and evaluation. Commissioned into the fleet in 2015, […]

  • 9 February 2015

    General Dynamics NASSCO on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB). The ship is named in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller, the most decorated Marine and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses. The Saturday morning christening ceremony took […]

  • 5 February 2015

    US Navy’s future USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) will be christened on Saturday, February 7, at  General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard, in San Diego. The MLP AFSB is designed to provide dedicated support for Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) as well as special warfare missions. The ship is capable of supporting additional missions including: counter-piracy operations, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first expeditionary mobile base, USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) departed Naval Station Norfolk to carry out airborne countermine deployment training from June 13 to 16. The training battery during the four-day underway consisted of deploying and recovering two types of mine countermeasures from the deck of Puller. One mine countermeasure deployed was a […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding (NASSCO) a $34.5 million contract for the post shakedown availability of USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3). During the maintenance works, NASSCO will also upgrade the ship to allow it to support special operations forces. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Muehlbauer, Puller’s military crew officer-in-charge, said in June this year […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Industry news

    General Dynamics NASSCO yesterday hosted a keel laying ceremony for the USNS Lewis B. Puller, the third ship in the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class. The ship is named in honor of Lewis B. Puller, the most decorated U.S. Marine in history and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses. Mrs. Elizabeth Glueck […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) installed the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) suite aboard the afloat forward staging base variant of the mobile landing platform USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3/AFSB) following recently completed acceptance trials. Project Engineer Richard Childress said the C4I installation efforts were successfully completed to […]

  • 16 June 2015

    The US Navy’s first Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) variant of the Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Lewis B. Puller, was delivered to the Navy in San Diego, June 12. Built by General Dynamics NASSCO, delivery of the ship follows a series of at-sea tests and trials in San Diego. The Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) AFSB […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Seafarers International Union (SIU) contracted Ocean Ships, Inc. has won the operating contract for three new mobile landing platform (MLP) vessels, signaling new jobs for Seafarers. The vessels are being built at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego; they are the USNS Montford Point, USNS John Glenn, and USNS Lewis B. Puller. According to the government’s […]

  • 8 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    GD NASSCO to Christen US Navy’s Future MLP 3 US Navy’s future USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) will be christened on Saturday, February 7, at General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard, in San Diego. Irish Navy Decommissions Its OPV LÉ Aoife The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy’s first-in-class mobile landing platform, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), successfully completed final contract trials Sept. 13. Final contract trials (FCT) are the final in-depth examination of a newly constructed ship while still under warranty to the shipbuilder. FCT are conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) to ensure the ship […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Industry news

    The first ship of the Navy’s new Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class was launched on Nov. 13, less than two years since the start of fabrication at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. Designed to provide logistics movement from sea to shore, the new class of ships will provide the Navy with a […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s expeditionary sea-base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) has embarked an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 for the first time in the US 5th Fleet area of operations. The training, which concluded November 7, focused on improving airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the navies of the US, the UK and France have kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Persian Gulf. “Mine laying poses a risk to naval ships as well as merchant shipping vessels,” the US 5th Fleet said in an announcement. “As mines threaten maritime traffic indiscriminately, the U.S., France […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]