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USNS Hershel Woody Williams (T-ESB-4)

Louis B. Puller Class Expeditionary Sea Base:
  • Laid down, 2 August 2016, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 19 August 2017
  • Christened USNS Hershel Woody Williams (T-ESB-4), 21 October 2017, at General Dynamicís NASSCO, San Diego, CA.
  • The Navy's Military Sealift Command accepted delivery, 22 February 2018
    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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    Hershel W. Williams 114k

    Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams, born 2 October 1923, is a retired United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He is also the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from that battle.
    Hershel W. Williams 80k Hershel Woody Williams (T-ESB-4) float out (launching), 19 August 2017, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA. Ron Reeves
    Hershel W. Williams 102k
    Hershel W. Williams 191k Hershel Woody Williams (T-ESB-4) Christening, 21 October 2017, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA. Ron Reeves
    Hershel W. Williams 111k Hershel Woody Williams (T-ESB-4) moored pierside at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA., in 2017 Ron Reeves
    Hershel W. Williams 68k Hershel Woody Williams (T-ESB-4) gets under way from the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA. to start her first round of sea trials, 17 January 2018.
    NASSCO photos
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Ron Reeves
    Lee Wahler
    Hershel W. Williams 69k
    Hershel W. Williams 221k

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Hershel Woody Williams (T-ESB-4) at NavSource
    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)
    Corporal Hershel W. Williams United States Marine Corp Reserve Medal of Honor Citation
    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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