The Expeditionary Sea Bases of the US Navy

Tom Kaminski  takes a look at how the US Navy is reconfiguring the design for a civilian oil tanker into a mobile, multi-mission base at sea.

Home-ported in Bahrain, the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship USS Lewis B Puller (ESB 3), is the first of a new class of vessels operated by the US Navy. Designed to serve as mobile sea bases that support low-intensity missions, the ESBs can also be employed across a broad range of military operations. 

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