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April 18, 2014 / iDriveWarships

USS Somerset to Arrive in San Diego Monday

USS Somerset (LPD 25)

The Navy’s newest amphibious ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is scheduled to make its homeport arrival in San Diego on April 21.

Somerset was formally commissioned on March 1 during a ceremony in Philadelphia, and was underway soon after. The ship steamed through the Caribbean Sea and Panama Canal to arrive in her new homeport at Naval Base San Diego.

Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. The ship is named in honor of the crew and passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pa. in Somerset County during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Somerset represents the heroic actions of the 40 crew and passengers of United Flight 93, honoring their collective sacrifice and courage displayed in the face of overwhelming adversity.

The third of the three U.S. ships named in honor of the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon; Somerset joins USS New York (LPD 21) and USS Arlington (LPD 24) as part of the Navy’s combat force.

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