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In the US, "christened" the second expeditionary base ship

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The US Navy will soon be replenished with a new giant ship. According to the portal navaltoday.com, General Dynamics NASSCO and the Navy Command held the baptism ceremony of the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) ship-forwarding naval base. The ceremony took place in the port of San Diego (California).


In the US, "christened" the second expeditionary base ship

USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) in the port of San Diego.


USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams is the second expeditionary ship in the US Navy. The first - USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) - was removed from the subsidiary fleet and included in the US Navy in August this year. In addition, General Dynamics NASSCO is building a third giant ship and has signed a contract with the US Department of Defense for the construction of another ship of this class. At the same time, the military department plans to order several more expeditionary naval base ships.

Initially, the expeditionary naval base was planned to be used as an auxiliary fleet. Later, in order to expand the possibilities of using these ships, the command decided to introduce them into the combat fleet. "Military missions, such as mine action and special operations, must be conducted by a warship in accordance with the law of armed conflict," said Seth Clark, press secretary of the US Navy.


Expedition Marine Base Lewis B. Puller, later became a warship.


USS Lewis B. Puller and USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) are the largest non-nuclear ships in the US Navy. The total displacement of each forwarding naval base is 78 000 t, in this parameter they lose only to nuclear aircraft carriers of the Nimitz and Gerald R. Ford types, whose displacement is about 100 000 t. The length of Hershel "Woody" Williams reaches 233 m, the maximum width is 50 m The ship is equipped with a flight deck, which can accommodate four heavy helicopters CH-53, and is able to take on board four anti-mine unmanned boats Mk 105. In addition, the ship is a helicopter hangar, warehouses for storage of ammunition, fuel, equipment, consumables and components, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 23 October 2017 19: 02
    +5
    Where are the expeditions preparing now?
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 23 October 2017 19: 08
      +1
      Preparing for "2012" laughing
    2. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 23 October 2017 19: 10
      +4
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Where are the expeditions preparing now?

      Probably they will drive to the shores of Israel in case of emergency evacuation ..
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 23 October 2017 19: 38
        10
        "Probably will be brought to the shores of Israel," ////

        Can... wink
        And on it (on deck) you can load the entire "mosquito" fleet of Russia and carry across the oceans to the place of hostilities.
        1. NIKNN
          NIKNN 23 October 2017 19: 51
          +3
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And on it (on deck) you can load the entire "mosquito" fleet of Russia and carry across the oceans to the place of hostilities.

          Where is it going? We don’t need someone else’s, we will live on the stolen ... wink
        2. Partyzan
          Partyzan 23 October 2017 20: 02
          +5
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And on it (on deck) you can load the entire "mosquito" fleet of Russia and carry across the oceans to the place of hostilities.

          as you call a ship, it will sail: “Woody” - arboreal - the tree just doesn’t sink, like other organic matter laughing
          1. Dembel77
            Dembel77 23 October 2017 20: 22
            +2
            Such money, but for a good cause. And so ... it seems the whole world wants to bend under themselves. Otherwise, why are there so many weapons for these Americans?
            1. Partyzan
              Partyzan 23 October 2017 20: 30
              +5
              Quote: Dembel 77
              Otherwise, why are there so many weapons for these Americans?

              and GDP - what does mattress hold on to? all other industries transferred to third countries hi
          2. DEPARTMENT
            DEPARTMENT 23 October 2017 20: 45
            +1
            Quote: Partyzan
            as you call a ship, it will sail: “Woody” - arboreal - the tree just doesn’t sink, like other organic matter

            Noah's Ark with the elite? heh heh ..
            1. Partyzan
              Partyzan 23 October 2017 20: 55
              +4
              Quote: DEPARTMENT
              Noah's Ark with the elite? heh heh ..

              Vital hi but as you guessed laughing
        3. DEPARTMENT
          DEPARTMENT 23 October 2017 20: 47
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          "Probably will be brought to the shores of Israel," ////

          Can... wink
          And on it (on deck) you can load the entire "mosquito" fleet of Russia and carry across the oceans to the place of hostilities.

          We have the Airborne For such business ..! Anywhere in the world, if that ..
        4. weksha50
          weksha50 23 October 2017 21: 13
          +3
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And on it (on deck) you can load the entire "mosquito" fleet of Russia and carry across the oceans to the place of hostilities.


          Ukraine is boasting of its "mosquito fleet" ... Here they need to get to something to bite the enemy ...
          And the Russian "mosquito fleet" bites at a distance .... Which is proved by shooting from the Caspian Sea on the territory of Syria ... hi
        5. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 23 October 2017 21: 33
          +8
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And on it (on deck) you can load the entire "mosquito" fleet of Russia and carry across the oceans to the place of hostilities.

          Too expensive toy ....
          Spectacular ... But not effective ... In our waters and with our doctrine of the development of the Navy.
          And the Mrykans - just right .... "Show yourself, cut the money ..."
        6. Normal ok
          Normal ok 23 October 2017 23: 08
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          "Probably will be brought to the shores of Israel," ////

          Can... wink
          And on it (on deck) you can load the entire "mosquito" fleet of Russia and carry across the oceans to the place of hostilities.

          100500))) What is called - to the point!
    3. Adequate
      Adequate 29 October 2017 15: 46
      0
      Mediterranean Cruises
  2. rruvim
    rruvim 23 October 2017 19: 07
    +8
    We would have two of these, it would not be necessary to arrange the "Turkish Express" with decommissioned Turkish bulk carriers and the BDK. In general, ships of this class are self-supporting, in peacetime and on ordinary cargo "lines" you can work.
    1. Großer feldherr
      Großer feldherr 23 October 2017 19: 28
      15
      For "expresses" we need normal transport ships of the rocker type,
      like incredible allies
      And this barge is an exclusively anti-Poissual scalpel, drive it into the valley of the Congo River and will protect all the "national interests of America" ​​within a radius of 500 km without unnecessary investment.
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 23 October 2017 19: 37
        +1
        I agree that for "all kinds of expresses" you can use ordinary "rollers" from the civilian fleet, but to land 4 helicopters and carry oversized loads - for example, ballistic missiles from the chassis need special ships, such as "Complex supply ships".
  3. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 23 October 2017 19: 14
    10
    What a fat little woodpecker Woody))) Well, seven torpedoes to him under the waterline. laughing
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 23 October 2017 20: 17
      0
      This ship most likely has a hull divided into two parts. longitudinally, seven torpedoes will not be enough.
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 23 October 2017 20: 34
        +2
        Quote: Vadim237
        This ship most likely has a hull divided into two parts. longitudinally, seven torpedoes will not be enough.

        Given its specificity, one may be enough.
    2. In100gram
      In100gram 23 October 2017 21: 03
      0
      Quote: Stroibat stock
      What a fat little woodpecker Woody))) Well, seven torpedoes to him under the waterline.

      Big target. Big target big torpedo. They are building adversaries. We, I think, are especially needless.
  4. rruvim
    rruvim 23 October 2017 19: 23
    +4
    And here is our handsome KKS "Berezina" (was once):

    Then on the Outskirts:
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 23 October 2017 19: 30
      +2
      And here is the Chinese counterpart:
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 23 October 2017 21: 24
      +3
      Not. The USSR had no analogues in this base. You bring the fast-moving supply of KUG / AUG in the ocean zone. This is a completely different purpose, requirements.

      The Chinese analogue of the American is already built - here.

  5. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 23 October 2017 19: 26
    +2
    They gathered the best engineering brains from all over the world, they don’t experience a deficit of dollars, which means that there are plenty of materials, why not build?
    1. reservist
      reservist 23 October 2017 19: 40
      +1
      Accustomed to live in comfort.
      Even 20 trillion of debt is not a hindrance.
      1. tforik
        tforik 24 October 2017 22: 13
        0
        Well, this is slightly more than their annual GDP. Many countries have such a debt, Japan for example. it's not scary.
  6. COJIDAT
    COJIDAT 23 October 2017 19: 27
    +3
    Naval Base San Diego
    USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB-4)

    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 23 October 2017 23: 28
      +6
      if only from this angle, yes, 500 kg. to the deck ... !!!
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  8. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 23 October 2017 19: 34
    +2
    Quote: stock buildbat
    What a fat little woodpecker Woody))) Well, seven torpedoes to him under the waterline. laughing

    And one control underwater mine!
  9. san4es
    san4es 23 October 2017 21: 01
    +3
    Bunkering USNS Lewis B. Puller

    The "water world" of our time ... damn am
  10. den3080
    den3080 23 October 2017 23: 59
    0
    Watch “Water World” with Kevin Costner, at least short trailers. There the same canoe floats)))
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 24 October 2017 00: 54
      +4
      Okay! There is a super-tanker decommissioned. And here is a "work of art." Elevators of ten tons are driven up and down, pumps, if necessary, thousands of barrels of fuel oil are pumped through hoses half a meter in diameter in any weather. The floating crane moves along the perimeter of the vessel in any direction. The general deck configuration changes to any taste according to the whim of Super Cargo by hydraulic lifts and levers with one click of the "configuration" button on "computer2. The auxiliary power unit is ready to give current to ground units, through a multi-kilometer cable, on board: sanitary and technical modules, communication and target designation modules, combat lasers and modules with underwater vehicles (inhabited and uninhabited). There are pressurized compartments for explosive and non-explosive substances. Two plants for the production of liquid nitrogen and oxygen. Own pressure chamber. A lot of offices for any quartermaster, of course with access to the Internet via satellites. Bar by itself. Block for the transport of marines (collapsible residential cubicles). And of course, a huge freezer (it’s clear why: take the Marines back). There was only one criticism in the Senate (in the commission on armaments): "Why didn’t the nuclear power plant disarm such a" fool? " See diesel fuel eats painfully. And your "tanker" in the "Water World" itself consisted of diesel fuel.
  11. vkfriendly
    vkfriendly 24 October 2017 06: 38
    0
    A powder keg, a pair of "granites" or "mosquitoes" and there will be a big broads.
  12. andrewkor
    andrewkor 24 October 2017 06: 40
    +1
    Yes, against the Russian tugs and Raptors, this vessel is just "pah"!