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USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1)


Montford Point Class Mobile Landing Platform Ship:
  • Laid down, 19 January 2012, at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA.
  • Launch Date (float out), 2013
  • Christening, 2 March 2013
  • Scheduled Delivery Date, Fiscal 2013
  • Scheduled Operational Date, Fiscal 2015
  • Accepted by the US Navy, 17 May 2013, assigned to the Military Sealift Command, placed in service as USNS Point Montford (T-MLP-1)
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 785'
    Beam 164'
    Draft 25.5 ft
    Speed 15 kts
    Complement
    CivMar 34
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacities unknown
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    two propellers

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    Montford Point 195k An artist concept of a mobile landing platform (MLP) ship.
    Courtesy of NASSCO
    Ron Reeves
    Montford Point 429k An artist concept of a mobile landing platform (MLP) ship under construction at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif. MLP-1 will be the first-of-class ship, delivering a flexible platform to support Maritime Prepositioning Ship squadrons.
    US Navy photo illustration # 110623-N-ZZ999-001 WASHINGTON (June 23, 2011) courtesy of NASSCO
    Lee Wahler
    Montford Point 544k Construction progress photos of Montford Point (T-MLP-1) in the building dock of General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA., 2002. Photos courtesy of NASSCO. Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 642k
    Montford Point 507k
    Montford Point 658k Aerial view of Montford Point (T-MLP-1) just before float out from the building dock of General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA., 2013.
    Photo from NASSCO MLP Photo Gallery
    Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 547k Aerial view of Montford Point (T-MLP-1) as she begins float out from the building dock of General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA., 2013. Note the T-AKE alongside the nearby pier.
    Photo from NASSCO MLP Photo Gallery
    Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 368k A night view of Montford Point (T-MLP-1) during her complex, 34-hour float out operation from the building dock of General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA., 2013. .
    Photo from NASSCO MLP Photo Gallery
    Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 316k Montford Point (T-MLP-1) being helped out of NASSCO's building dock by tug Saturn, San Diego, CA., 2013. .
    Photo from NASSCO MLP Photo Gallery
    Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 342k Montford Point (T-MLP-1) being floated out in to the open water of San Diego Bay, with help from tugs Saturn, left, and Pacific Queen, right, at NASSCO San Diego, CA., 2013.
    Photo from NASSCO MLP Photo Gallery
    Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 429k Montford Point (T-MLP-1) completes her launching (float out) in 2012.
    Photo from NASSCO MLP Photo Gallery
    Lee Wahler
    Montford Point 358k Montford Point (T-MLP-1) moored pierside while fitting out at NASSCO Ship Yard, San Diego, CA., 14 January 2013. Note the Oliver Hazard Perry - class guided missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG-46) opposite.
    Photos courtesy of General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego, CA.
    Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 576k
    Montford Point 307k
    Montford Point 261k Montford Point (T-MLP-1) moored pierside at NASSCO Ship Yard, San Diego, CA., 2 March 2013, ready for her commissioning ceremony.
    Photos courtesy of General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego, CA.
    Robert Hurst
    Montford Point 250k Marines parade the colors during the christening ceremony for USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1) at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, CA. Montford Point is the first ship of its class and will serve as a floating base for amphibious operations and operate as a transfer point between large ships and small landing craft.
    US Navy photo # 130302-N-BT887-022 SAN DIEGO (March 3, 2013) by MC2 Benjamin Crossley.
    Lee Wahler
    Montford Point 146k USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1) moored at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, CA., 1 April 2013. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Montford Point 343k USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1) underway in San Diego Harbor, outbound to sea for builders trials. 17 April 2013. Lee Wahler
    Montford Point 215k Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG-54) help moor USNS Montford Point (MLP-1) at Naval Station Everett. Montford Point is the first MLP that will provide capability to the US military for large-scale logistics movements from sea to shore.
    US Navy photo # 130719-N-RG482-095 EVERETT, Wash. (July 19, 2013) by MC1 Kyle Steckle.
    Navy Newstand

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Program Overviews
    NASSCO Mobile Landing Platform Photo Gallery
    NASSCO Mobile Landing Platform Fact Sheet
    Montford Point Marine Association Inc.
    Christening of USNS Montford Point, a slide show by Second Line of Defense
    Christening of USNS Montford Point, a video presentation by Second Line of Defense
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