USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) is a forwarding mobile base. 10 of July of this year for the first time the ship went to "combat".
The mobile base is intended for the integrated support of the action of forces on the coast in the absence of equipped points of station, as well as actions of forces at sea (including mine action, disaster relief and humanitarian aid). It can transport and contain various types of stockpiles, ammunition, spare parts, repair shops. Has cabins for 250 passengers.
On the ship are based 4-x heavy helicopter, there is also the possibility of receiving convertiplanes Osprey.
Has a length of 240 meters and 40 000 tons displacement. The project is based on an Alaska type tanker.
Expeditionary Mobile Base US Navy USNS Lewis B. Puller