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MONTFORD POINT mobile landing platforms (2013-)


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Montford Point 2013

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
T-MLP1, 9.2015- T-ESD1 Montford Point   General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego 19.1.2012 13.11.2012 14.5.2013 in service (2019)
T-MLP2, 9.2015- T-ESD2 John Glenn   General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego 4.12.2012 15.9.2013 12.3.2014 in service (2019)
T-MLP3, 9.2015- T-ESB3, 8.2017- ESB3 Lewis B. Puller   General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego 5.11.2013 6.11.2014 12.6.2015 in service (2019)
T-ESB4 Hershal "Woody" Williams   General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego 2.8.2016 19.8.2017 22.2.2018 in service (2019)
T-ESB5 Miguel Keith   General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego 30.1.2018 2018 2019 building (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

35550

Displacement full, t

80000

Length, m

225.3

Breadth, m

50.0

Draught, m

9.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 MAN/B & W diesel generators, 2 Converteam electric motors

Power, h. p.

65280

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

9500(15)

Armament

none

Military load

3 LCAC, vehicles, 1438m³ of aviation fuel, 445 passengers

Electronic equipment

2 nav. radars

Complement

34



Standard scale images


<i>Montford Point </i>2015
Montford Point 2015


Graphics


<i>Lewis B. Puller </i>2015
Lewis B. Puller 2015
<i>Montford Point </i>2013
Montford Point 2013


Project history

Intended for reduce dependence on foreign ports by permitting the at-sea transfer of personnel and vehicles from large cargo ships onto LCACs for transport ashore. Design based on the commercial Alaska class crude oil carrier. Hull size and stability, combined with the ability to ballast, permit at-sea transfers in Sea State 3 conditions. Add-on modules support a vehicle staging area, side-port ramp, large mooring fenders and vessel lanes for up to 3 LCAC, 2550m² of vehicle parking and equipment stowage space, 1438m³ aviation fuel and 378m³ storage. Forth unit became afloat forward staging base (AFSB), supporting mine countermeasures, counterpiracy and counterterrorism operations, later it was decided to complete third ship in this configuration. In June 2015 ships were reclassified from T-MLP (Mobile Landing Platform) and T-AFSB (Afloat Forward Staging Base) to T-ESD (Expeditionar Transfer Dock) and T-ESB (Expeditionary Mobile Base) respectively.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.