Hershel “Woody” Williams Departs for Inaugural Deployment

July 28, 2020 – The Blue Crew of the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and the ship’s Military Sealift Command Civilian Mariners (CIVMARs) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Jul. 27, on the ship’s inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March. “As the commanding officer of the “Woody” Williams’ Blue Crew, I can tell you that we are excited to…

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USS Herschel Williams Commissioning March 7 in Norfolk

March 6, 2020 – The Navy will commission its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony Saturday, March 7, in Norfolk, Virginia. The future Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first ship to bear the name of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Four Hershel Woodrow Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor…

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