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USNS Lewis B. Puller TESB3 - IMO 9656008

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Photographer:Steven Collingwood [View profile]Title:USNS Lewis B. Puller TESB3Added:May 24, 2017
Captured:May 22, 2017IMO:9656008Hits:745
Location:Hampton Roads, United States
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3)
Aquired by the US Navy in 2015 and operated by the US Military Sealift Command, she is designed to support mine warfare and special operations forces as a forward operating base.
She was by NASSCO Shipbuilding in California and is 764 feet long, over 75000 tons fully loaded with a draft of 25.5 feet. Her upper deck includes hanger and support facilities for all current US operated helicopters, with the main types to probably be operated are minesweeping versions of the H-53 Super Stallion and H-60 Knight Hawk helicopters.
The lower decks can be used as docks for supporting and supplying smaller minesweepers and other craft.
It is expected she will start a multi year deployment to replace the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf sometime in 2017.
She is seen here going east past Fort Monroe Hampton VA after leaving Norfolk Naval Base, probably for additional training and trials.
For additional pictures of her from this time, please see-
Vessel Identification
Name:Lewis B.puller
Pennant no.:TESB3
Technical Data
Vessel type:Heavy Lift Vessel
Gross tonnage:58,000 tons
Summer DWT:60,000 tons

Additional Information
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:2014
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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