First Of Its Kind US Navy’s Gigantic Sea Base Launches On A New Mission
Being the new kid on the block is never easy, but being the new kid in the Navy is even more difficult. The USNS Lewis B. Puller is the very first Expeditionary Sea Base in the service of the US Navy and it is setting off on a new mission.
The USNS Puller serves a role as a floating base for support vessels out at sea rather than for combat missions. The Expeditionary Sea Base can deploy helicopters as well as smaller boats in order to take the strain off of Aircraft Carriers and other large vessels.
“Able to accommodate up to 250 personnel, USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) will support multiple missions, such as air mine counter measures, counter-piracy operations, maritime security operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief missions, and crisis response operations.”
Fortunately, this non-combatant vessel does not have to return to port and crews on board can provide maintenance when necessary. The USNS Lewis B. Puller recently launched on its permanent overseas deployment to provide aid wherever necessary. The following video demonstrates a variety of the Expeditionary Sea Base’s capabilities during its sea trials.