It would have a mixture of amphibious assault and cargo ships, including two Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement ships (LHAR), one Landing Helicopter Dock ship (LHD), three Large Medium Speed Roll On/Roll Off ships (LMSR), three dry cargo/ammunition carriers (T-AKE), three mobile landing platforms (MLP) and two maritime pre-positioning ships
Divis, Commander, Maritime Pre-positioning Ships Squadron 3 (COMPSRON 3), two squadron ships, the M/V 1st LT Jack Lummus, CAPT David Hagner, Master, and M/V 1st LT Alex Bonnyman, CAPT Robert Mello, Master, contributed to the tsunami humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.
Supply Officer, Commander, Maritime Pre-positioning Ships Squadron 3
From Wisconsin, Oshkosh's home state, the first trucks are headed around the world aboard Marine, maritime pre-positioning ships
, after a stop at Blount Island Command, near Jacksonville, Fla.
Meanwhile, as part of its sea-basing concept, the Navy intends to replace most of its current amphibious and maritime pre-positioning ships during the next 30 years.
4 billion a year on ship construction between 2005 and 2035, more than twice the Navy's average annual spending to build amphibious and maritime pre-positioning ships between 1980 and 2004.
Amphibious assault ships would be replaced with ships similar in size and capabilities to existing classes, and maritime pre-positioning ships would be replaced with modern cargo ships that lacked sea-basing capabilities.
Blount Island Command focuses on the maintenance and support of all Maritime Pre-positioning Ships