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USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2)


Montford Point Class Mobile Landing Platform Ship:
  • Laid Down in April 2012, at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA.
  • Launch Date,
  • Christen USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2), 1 February, 2014
  • Delivered, 11 March 2014
  • Scheduled Operational Date,
    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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    John Glenn
    140109-N-EW716-003
    287k USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2) transits San Diego Bay after successfully completing Builder's Sea Trials on 13 January 2014. The ship is expected to be delivered to the Navy in March following Acceptance Trails.
    US Navy photo #'s
    140109-N-EW716-003 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 9, 2014)
    140109-N-EW716-002 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 9, 2014)
    and
    140109-N-EW716-001 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 9, 2014)
    US Navy Newsstand
    John Glenn
    140109-N-EW716-002
    468k
    John Glenn
    140109-N-EW716-001
    979k
    John Glenn 135k Former U.S. Senator John Glenn renders respect to the national ensign during the presentation of the colors at the christening ceremony of Mobile Landing Platform USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2). The ship, named in honor of U.S. senator, astronaut and Marine Corps pilot John Glenn, represents the newest platform in Navy-Marine Corps integration that will enable Sailors and Marines to be where it matters, when it matters for amphibious operations or humanitarian and disaster relief efforts among other roles
    US Navy photo # 140201-N-WL435-167 SAN DIEGO (Feb. 1, 2014) by MCC Peter D. Lawlor.
    US Navy Newsstand
    John Glenn 217k Ship's sponsor Lyn Glenn breaks a bottle of champagne on the hull of the ship to bear her father's name, Mobile Landing Platform USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2), and in doing so officially christens the ship.
    US Navy photo # 140201-N-WL435-529 SAN DIEGO (Feb. 1, 2014 by MCC Peter D. Lawlor.
    US Navy Newsstand
    John Glenn 164k Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) ADM. Jonathan Greenert and platform members applaud former U.S. Senator John Glenn after his daughter Lyn Glenn, the ship's sponsor, broke a bottle of champagne on the hull to officially christen Mobile Landing Platform USNS John Glenn (MLP-2).
    US Navy photo 140201-N-WL435-552 SAN DIEGO (Feb. 1, 2014) by MCC Peter D. Lawlor.
    Robert M. Cieri

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2) 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
    NASCCO Mobile Landing Platform Photo Gallery
    NASSCO Moblie Landing Platform Fact Sheet

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    Last Updated 11 April 2014