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USS Somerset Arrives at its New Home Port, San Diego

USS Somerset. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

CNS SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The third of three Navy ships named in connection with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is scheduled to arrive at its San Diego home port Monday. The 684-foot amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset, the ninth vessel of its class, was commissioned March 1 in Philadelphia before an estimated […]

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USS New York Sailors Judge School Invention Convention

Hospital Corpsman Danielle Tannous and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Thionta Buckner from amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) reads to a group of students at the Jacksonville Beach Elementary (JBE) School Invention Convention. Photo by MC3 Angus Beckles

By MC3 Angus Beckles USS New York Public Affairs A group of 13 Sailors from the amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) judged a number of projects and inventions at Jacksonville Beach Elementary School’s Invention Convention recently. The judging is New York’s first event as part of its Adopt-A-School Program as part of […]

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USS Somerset commissioned as Flight 93 tribute

Crew members line the rails during a commissioning ceremony for the USS Somerset (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

By Sean Carlin Associated Press A new U.S. Navy ship named to honor 40 passengers and crew killed when their hijacked United Airlines flight crashed as they fought with terrorists during the September 11 attacks was put into service in Philadelphia Saturday. The USS Somerset is named for the southwestern Pennsylvania county where Flight 93 crashed. […]

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