Huntington Ingalls delivers Somerset to Navy

Beaumont Enterprise

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Huntington Ingalls Industries says its New Orleans-area shipyard has delivered the last of three ships named for 9/11 attack sites to the U.S. Navy.

The USS Somerset is named for the Pennsylvania county where a hijacked airliner crashed after passengers [sic – and crew] stormed the cockpit.

The company said in a news release Friday that the ship successfully completed builder’s trials in August and U.S. Navy acceptance trials in September. Ingalls has two more of the amphibious transport docks, also called landing platform/docks or LPDs, under construction in Pascagoula, Miss.

The $1.2 billion Somerset is the last ship to be made at the Avondale shipyard.

The ships are designed to launch helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft and assault watercraft to bring up to 800 troops to shore.

The Somerset was christened in July 2012.

This entry was posted in USS NEW YORK & Sister Ships. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. FDNY Firefighter Andrew Dipadova needs blood and platelets

      September 3 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. World Trade Center Health Program Seeks Nominations for Advisory Committee (STAC)

      September 27 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Nominations for Oyster Bay 9/11 Walls of Honor, a New Memorial to Honor Victims of 9/11 Illness

      October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Conference – High-Rise Building Safety: Emerging Threats and Evacuation Challenges

      October 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    5. 10-13 Fight for Mike (NYPD ESU Detective Mike Hanson)

      October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm