The USNS Lewis B. Puller is the first of the U. Navy's expeditionary mobile bases, designed for low-intensity missions. The craft is scheduled to replace afloat forward staging base USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf by
US Battleships Comparisons - Look at the length of Iowa! 887 feet long :) North Carolina was 729 feet long. HMS Hood was 860 feet long. Reason for Battleship length = space for boilers, streamlined hull = knots :) Compare North Carolina knots).