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Sunday, February 08, 2015

USNS Lewis B. Puller Christened

USNS Lewis B. PullerThe new mobile landing platform USNS Lewis B. Puller is officially ready to get to work.

The ship, named after Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, was christened at General Dynamics NASSCO's shipyard in Barrio Logan Saturday afternoon. Puller's daughter performed the traditional champagne bottle break.

USNS Lewis B. Puller is the first ship of its kind to include a flight deck, berthing, fuel and equipment storage, repair spaces and accomodations for up to 250 personnel. The vessel is also capable of supporting missions including counter-piracy operations, according to one of its designers.

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