The USNS Lewis B. Puller: A Mobile, floating, forward staging, expeditionary sea base

Via: Instapundit: U.S. EXPEDITIONARY SEA BASE DEPLOYS: The USNS Lewis B. Puller is a mobile, floating forward staging…

The USNS Lewis B. Puller is a mobile, floating forward staging base.

The huge ship … is named after Lieutenant General Chesty Puller.

USNS Lewis B. Puller expeditionary sea base deploys for first time

The Puller is the first purpose-built expeditionary sea base of its kind. It is 784 feet long and has a 52,000 square-foot flight deck. It serves as a logistical hub for other ships with fuel and ammunition storage and repair facilities.

Its helicopter facilities and storage capacity make it ideal for humanitarian and disaster relief support alongside conventional military operations.

I’m sure that we will be seeing this new Ship (and more like it) in the news for years to come.