The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Somerset (LPD 25) is launched from the Huntington Ingalls Industries Avondale Shipyard. Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class ship and is named in honor of the county where passengers aboard United Airlines flight 93 crashed the hijacked airliner during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)
The Navy plans a Saturday christening in Louisiana for the USS Somerset, the last of three ships named for sites of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The amphibious landing transport is named for the Pennsylvania county where the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers fought back against a terrorist takeover.
The 684-foot-long Somerset is the final ship to be built at the Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Avondale, outside New Orleans. The yard is scheduled to close next year.
Source: Fox News/Associated Press
The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Somerset (LPD 25) is launched from…
by Tactical-Life / Jul 26, 2012