General Dynamics NASSCO Begins Construction of USNS John Glenn

Press Release
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

San Diego - General Dynamics NASSCO today began construction of the future USNS John Glenn, the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program. 

The 765-foot-long ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the first quarter of 2014.  When in service, the ship will be used as an offshore staging area for Navy and Marine personnel and equipment. 

NASSCO has construction contracts to build a total of three MLP ships. The first ship of the class, the future USNS Montford Point, is currently 48 percent complete at the San Diego shipyard.  Once delivered to the fleet, MLP ships will join the Maritime Prepositioning Force squadrons strategically located around the world to enable rapid response in a crisis. MLP ships will provide a “pier at sea,” which will become the core of the Navy-Marine Corps sea basing concept. This capability will allow prepositioning ships to offload equipment and supplies to the MLP for transshipment to shore by other vessels. 
 

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