U.S. Army Vessel makes stop in waters off Kailua-Kona

  • US Army General Brehon Somervell LSV.3 sits outside Kahului Bay on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A U.S. Army logistics support vessel, or LSV, made a stop Wednesday in waters off Kailua-Kona.

The 272-foot U.S. Army Vessel General Brehon B. Somervell (LSV-3) arrived off the Kona Coast Wednesday morning and anchored near Kahului Bay, which is located south of Lunapule Road. It remained there until early Wednesday afternoon.

Mike Donnelly, public affairs officer for the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area, said the vessel coordinated with the port authority to make the stop before heading to Kawaihae Harbor. LSV-3 transports equipment between Oahu and Kawaihae in support of training at PTA.

“Typically, the soldiers onboard who are assigned to the 8th Theatre Sustainment Command based at Fort Shafter on Oahu, conduct training while sailing to different ports across the state,” Donnelly said.

The Somervell, named for the general in charge of Army logistics during World War II, can carry 24 M1A2 tanks and up to 2,000 tons, according to Stars and Stripes, which touts itself as the U.S. military’s independent news source.


  1. Pest Outwest January 24, 2019 5:58 am

    Not really news, that Army ship (one of the few) docks at Kawaihae regularly.

    1. numbah10 January 24, 2019 9:10 am

      And is anchored there now. Was another similar ship there yesterday, so they might have been waiting for a spot.

  2. Billy Batts January 24, 2019 6:33 am

    On another note, the biggest navy in the world if you count the total number of ships/boats is the U.S. Army.

    1. Pest Outwest January 24, 2019 11:23 am

      What, you’re counting trucks that float? These eight LSV’s are the largest vessels they have, at 4,000 tons, about frigate size in displacement.

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