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Contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN Ret.

USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3)

Louis B. Puller Class Expeditionary Sea Base:
  • Laid Down, date unknown, at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA.
  • Launch (Float Out) , 6 November 2014
  • Christening, 7 February 2015
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 12 June 2015
  • Scheduled Operational Date, unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 785'
    Beam 164'
    Draft 25.5 ft
    Speed 15 kts
    CivMar 34
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacities unknown
    two propellers

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    Lewis B. Puller 112k USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) float out 6 November 2014, at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA..
    Photo courtesy of NASSCO
    Ron Reeves and
    Lee Wahler
    Lewis B. Puller 86k
    Lewis B. Puller 52k
    Montford Point 175k USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) moored at NASSCO, 15 January 2015. Photo by ENC Peter Skoutas USN
    Lewis B. Puller 148k USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) outbound to sea from San Diego for builders trials in April 3015.
    Photos courtesy General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) San Diego, CA.
    Lee Wahler
    Lewis B. Puller 163k
    Lewis B. Puller 72k
    Lewis B. Puller 145k
    Lewis B. Puller 107k
    Montford Point 249k Sailors and Civil Service Mariners attached to USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3), recover a Rigid-Hull Inflatatable Boat (RHIB). Sailors and Civil Service Mariners serving aboard Puller worked in concert with Sailors assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15) on a four-day Airborne Mine Countermeasure Deployment training exercise.
    US Navy photo MSC ID # 160616-N-OH262-380 ATLANTIC OCEAN (16 June 2016) by Bill Mesta.
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD) / Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB)
    Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Program Overviews
    NASCCO Mobile Landing Platform Photo Gallery
    NASSCO Mobile Landing Platform Fact Sheet
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