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USNS Hershel Expeditionary Marine Base "Woody" Williams ESB4 entered sea trials

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In the United States started running trials of one of the largest ships of the US Navy. According to the portal navaltoday.com, the newest USS Hershel expeditionary naval base "Woody" Williams ESB4 first went to sea for testing.


USNS Hershel Expeditionary Marine Base "Woody" Williams ESB4 entered sea trials


In their course, the acceptance team of General Dynamics NASSCO and the acceptance team of the US Navy will test the operation of the main systems of the ship, as well as its driving performance. In case of successful passage of the tests, the ship will be adopted by the American fleet and “make up the company” to the USNS Lewis B. Puller Expedition Base (ESB3).

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. The black
    The black 19 January 2018 11: 36
    +3
    Well ... a decent target for anti-ship missiles ...
    1. corporal
      corporal 19 January 2018 11: 40
      +5
      Quote: Black
      . worthy target for anti-ship missiles ..

      And if ours managed to build one? How would you respond?
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 19 January 2018 11: 42
        +5
        Ours is seven feet under the keel. Definitely. no, but how else? wink
      2. The black
        The black 19 January 2018 11: 44
        +3
        Quote: Corporal
        And if ours managed to build one? How would you respond?

        Question: why? smile
        1. corporal
          corporal 19 January 2018 14: 47
          +3
          Quote: Black
          Question: why?

          "Syrian Express" for example.
      3. dvina71
        dvina71 19 January 2018 11: 47
        +4
        Quote: Corporal
        And if ours managed to build one?

        I would be disappointed in our designers. In addition, Russia never needed such ships .. The only expeditionary unit of Russia (the Russian Expeditionary Force) perished in France during World War I ... and not in Africa or Southeast Asia .. Simply put ... Russia did not and does not conduct colonial wars , unlike the West .. that's why they build such ships .. for the war with the Papuans.
      4. My doctor
        My doctor 19 January 2018 12: 24
        0
        Quote: Corporal
        And if ours managed to build one? How would you respond?

        Are you kidding me?
      5. zyzx
        zyzx 20 January 2018 09: 36
        0
        This ship is purely barmaley to drive.
    2. Serg65
      Serg65 19 January 2018 11: 42
      +5
      Quote: Black
      decent target for anti-ship missiles

      what The point is not the goal, but the tasks of this floating warehouse! Having an extensive network of naval bases around the world, why build a space station ??? This is strange .....
      1. novel66
        novel66 19 January 2018 12: 01
        +1
        to a large ship - a large torpedo, "philatelist"
        1. san4es
          san4es 19 January 2018 13: 43
          +3
          Quote: novel xnumx
          to a large ship - a large torpedo, "philatelist"

          hi ... The same type of caravanserai USNS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3)
      2. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 January 2018 12: 23
        +6
        Quote: Serg65
        The point is not the goal, but the tasks of this floating warehouse! Having an extensive network of naval bases around the world, why build a space station ??? This is strange .....

        And this, by the way, is not a ship-warehouse of the ILC? If you remember, in the Western Military District in the 80s there was an article "Expeditionary Brigades of the US Marine Corps and their interaction with the squadrons of storage vessels.
        The Pentagon strategists have always paid close attention to increasing the strategic mobility of expeditionary forces of the marine corps. According to the views of the Navy command, one of the most effective means in this regard is the early storage of weapons, military equipment and stockpiles of material resources in warehouses and warehouse vessels in strategically important areas of the globe.

        Heavy weapons, military equipment and stockpiles of MTO equipment for 30 days of warfare for three expeditionary brigades of the Marine Corps are located in 13 warehouse vessels, summarized in three squadrons. According to the administrative organization, they are part of the Maritime Transport Command (ILC) and are subordinate to the ILC commander in the zones of the Atlantic (1st squadron) and the Pacific (2nd and 3rd) oceans. The squadron commander (full-time captain category) through his headquarters comprising about 20 people, organizes service on the connection ships, manages combat training, logistics support and staffing. He is responsible for maintaining 24-hour preparedness for ships to go to sea. In accordance with the operational organization, the squadron commander reports to the commander of the operational fleet.
        1. Serg65
          Serg65 19 January 2018 12: 33
          +4
          Quote: Alexey RA
          And this, by the way, is not a ship-warehouse of the ILC?

          Here I am about it! After all, they don’t build such monsters just like that, then why? I will not be surprised if this warehouse appears in Liepaja or Tallinn.
          1. novel66
            novel66 19 January 2018 12: 43
            +2
            and what do you mean by the expression "filkin letter"? tongue
            1. Serg65
              Serg65 19 January 2018 12: 53
              +5
              Quote: novel xnumx
              and what do you mean by the expression "filkin letter"?

              Just a diploma Films tongue
      3. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 January 2018 13: 06
        +2
        Amendment is not a storage vessel.
        This is a mobile base + floating airfield for basing 2 SN-53s (with a deck for 4 such cars). It is used in low-intensity conflicts as a floating base for MTR operations, mine action, the fight against piracy, as well as for humanitarian missions.
        1. Serg65
          Serg65 19 January 2018 13: 12
          +4
          Quote: Alexey RA
          Used in low intensity conflicts

          what In this case, why fence the garden? UDC for this purpose itself! And it weighs less and costs less bully
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 19 January 2018 16: 49
            +3
            Quote: Serg65
            Quote: Alexey RA
            Used in low intensity conflicts

            what In this case, why fence the garden? UDC for this purpose itself! And it weighs less and costs less bully

            Is UDC cheaper than a tanker with a spoiled flight deck? belay
            These ships just began to do because the UDC and the DVKD were too expensive to drive.
            At first, the Yankees built two DVKD carrier vessels, which allowed loading the equipment and supplies from the vessels of the cargo transportation vessel on an horizontally-equipped shore: loading the crane onto the deck of the carrier vessel, then reloading it to the DVKD and bringing it to shore. Now here are the helicopter carriers.
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA 22 January 2018 11: 52
              0
              Oops .. wrong - not DVKD, but KVP. sad
    3. Chestnut
      Chestnut 19 January 2018 14: 32
      +3
      Quote: Black
      Well ... a decent target for anti-ship missiles ...

      To look and envy, this is all that a backward country can do.
    4. antivirus
      antivirus 20 January 2018 14: 12
      0
      it is better to board or repair
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 19 January 2018 11: 36
    +7
    Seven reefs under keel
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 19 January 2018 11: 51
      0
      Of course, an irresponsible person could write that there is one X-102 rocket and there are no questions ..... Therefore, I will write
  3. gukoyan
    gukoyan 19 January 2018 11: 40
    +2
    Normal such a powder keg ...
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 19 January 2018 11: 44
      +1
      Quote: gukoyan
      Such a normal powder keg.


      A potential grave for thousands of soldiers and a great target for the enemy.
      1. RL
        RL 19 January 2018 11: 58
        +3
        I sleep and see how this “target” without security escapes went to sea during a serious conflict with a serious enemy. Just flies, eat me!
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 20 January 2018 14: 14
        0
        this is the replacement of bases in wild Africa and Asia. He will be near his shore, under an umbrella, wait for the team - forward, to the point
    2. avt
      avt 19 January 2018 11: 46
      +8
      Quote: gukoyan
      Normal such a powder keg ...

      A normal platform for the strategy, "projecting strength."
      Quote: Black
      Well ... a decent target for anti-ship missiles ...

      Refresh HOW USA was bombed from an aircraft carrier Afghanistan, having fitted an old oil, which has already been written off, precisely as a nuclear transport operation support vehicle. Now they have a specialized ship, which is cheaper to drive to the same Africa than even UDC.
      1. Serg65
        Serg65 19 January 2018 11: 56
        +4
        hi Greetings to the White Shark!
        With an extensive network of VMB

        To swell money in KKS ??? But if only lobbying for interests ...
        1. avt
          avt 19 January 2018 12: 07
          +4
          hi As shown at Bush junior
          Quote: avt
          HOW USA bombed Afghanistan from an aircraft carrier, fitting up an old oil one, which has already been written off, precisely as a nuclear support operation vehicle.

          Even the presence of such a number of bases does not give a tactical effect, as with the use of such a “wandering island” base. The coverage of the theater of operations and response time are not taken into account. The presence of such a mobile point of material support makes it possible to use AUG with UDC more efficiently.
          1. Serg65
            Serg65 19 January 2018 14: 05
            +5
            Quote: avt
            The presence of such a mobile point of material support allows more efficient use of AUG with UDC.

            But this makes the AUG and DESO less maneuverable and weakly protected (the spreading of defense forces), i.e. amicable for everything you have to pay!
            Although the conduct of local wars on a remote theater is quite a necessary bombs! I agree! bully
            1. avt
              avt 19 January 2018 15: 01
              +3
              Quote: Serg65
              But this makes the AUG and DESO less maneuverable and weakly protected (the spreading of defense forces), i.e. amicable for everything you have to pay!

              No. Not once. They have an escort of the same group as we have one of the 4 fleets in terms of the number of surface units of the ocean run. Just the trick is that the forces of the escort are grouped around a specific operational-tactical unit. Another thing - the duration of action depends on the availability of supplies on board.
              Quote: Serg65
              Although the conduct of local wars on a remote theater is quite a necessary bombs!

              To clarify this, they will provide the expeditionary brigade for sure, and the expeditionary battalion of marines - for the eyes.
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 19 January 2018 17: 37
          +2
          Quote: Serg65
          To swell money in KKS ???

          This is not KKS! This is an advanced floating base for ensuring the operation of small fleet forces and MTR in remote areas in the event of low-intensity conflict or anti-piracy actions.
          Such a small floating base ... laughing
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 19 January 2018 11: 54
    +3
    Build a COLONIAL fleet !!!
    They don’t know history at all, the colonial era has ended completely, all empires have DECLINED WITH COD !!!
    Those who are exceptional, read the story exclusively ... sho there was excluded in their history, you won’t understand right away, without a bottle i.e.
    1. Berber
      Berber 19 January 2018 12: 00
      +1
      Yes, this is to project power on undemocratic "poits". Moreover, nobody canceled neocolonialism.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 January 2018 17: 39
        +1
        Quote: BerBer
        Yes, this is to project power on undemocratic "poits". Moreover, nobody canceled neocolonialism.

        This is not even against the Papuans - because even the Zsuls can buy a Chinese or Iranian SCRC. This is against countries that have completely fallen, such as Somalia. smile
    2. RL
      RL 19 January 2018 12: 03
      +1
      But neocolonial ones exist, and some even try to become new neocolonial under the flag of "getting off their knees", if not a fleet, then they are building bases.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 January 2018 12: 39
        +3
        Neocolonial Wishlist et of course ... there is such a saying -Each suzuki on the bazooka ... and if modernized - Each Papuan FFP, a bastion. redoubt. onyx or what else is possible ????
        How to be with Wishlist then ???
        Expensive, but the option is worth it.
        1. Berber
          Berber 22 January 2018 08: 45
          0
          That's right, but you need to take it in a complex, otherwise it is not effective. And the complex is expensive.
    3. saturn.mmm
      saturn.mmm 20 January 2018 14: 10
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      empires all DROPPED WITH COD !!!

      Except one.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 January 2018 14: 19
        +2
        Et who is so indestructible here ???
        1. ZVO
          ZVO 21 January 2018 20: 46
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          Et who is so indestructible here ???


          For instance. Our country throughout the world continues to be considered an empire for over 300 years ...
          And it did not work out with either the Bolsheviks or the collapse of the union ...

          Or an example of America - why not an empire?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 21 January 2018 21: 57
            +2
            Well, of course, if a specialist like R. Reagan called us an evil empire, then of course.
            By definition, Finland has become independent, and there is no empire!
            States, formally, are not an empire, but call it what you like. A powerful power, it controls a significant part of the world, but not an empire. I think the Yankees do not suffer from this!
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 19 January 2018 12: 10
    +2
    Easy rework of the deck - and the light aircraft carrier with the F-35B is ready.
    The Japanese are going to remake all the helicopter carriers like that.
    1. Every
      Every 19 January 2018 13: 52
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Easy rework of the deck - and the light aircraft carrier with the F-35B is ready.
      The Japanese are going to remake all the helicopter carriers like that.

      Sure it's easy?
      For take-off and landing of helicopters, an ordinary deck is enough.
      But for aircraft GDP (f-35) you need a special deck with protection from jet jets. And you can’t do a light alteration there.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 19 January 2018 22: 17
        0
        This is already being done. Add an iron plate. And another layer.
        1. Every
          Every 20 January 2018 17: 28
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          This is already being done. Add an iron plate. And another layer.

          Is an aircraft hangar done too? Where are the aircraft where to store?
        2. Kyzmich
          Kyzmich 21 January 2018 05: 54
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Add an iron plate. And another layer.

          Yeah. It’s still instructing the airplanes on it and this whole pelvis makes an overkill))
          Well, do not forget that F35B is not VTOL with STOVL.
          Take a run and springboard.
  6. Lexus
    Lexus 19 January 2018 15: 10
    +5
    No matter how we gloat, the logistics of the Americans are always at a high level.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 19 January 2018 15: 18
      +2
      Logistics is only one of the parts of a big action, the war \ teachings ... what they have or who else. how do we know! We see only its external manifestations! Nobody will let us into real bookkeeping ... and this is a significant part of the effectiveness of logistics, in addition to the fact that the troops have everything and these troops are where necessary.
      Especially after the embarrassment in the geyrop, no sensations?