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  • US Lewis B Puller Class

    Landing Ship/Platform Dock


    Landing Ship/Platform Dock Lewis B Puller Class

    First purposely-built Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) ships for the United States Navy. They are a sub-variant of the Montford Point-class Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)


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    39900light (tn)
    87000full load (tn)
    233length (m)
    50beam (m)
    7.80draught (m)
    9500range (nm)
    15max speed (knots)
    0Naval Engine diesel-electric


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    USUS NavyESB-3USS Lewis B PullerNPUL2017--
    USUS NavyESB-4USS Hershel “Woody” WilliamsNHWW2020--

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    2012-feb-26OrderedUS ESB-3 USS Lewis B Puller
    2013-nov-5Laid downUS ESB-3 USS Lewis B Puller
    2014-nov-6LaunchedUS ESB-3 USS Lewis B Puller
    2014-nov-6LaunchedUS ESB-3 USS Lewis B Puller as MLP-3, changed to T-ESB-3 in 2015
    2017-aug-17CommissionedUS ESB-3 USS Lewis B Puller as ESB-3 in Bahrain
    2017-aug-19LaunchedUS ESB-4 USS Hershel “Woody” Williams
    2020-mar-7CommissionedUS ESB-4 USS Hershel “Woody” Williams

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