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Somerset Amphib Honors Sept. 11 Passengers Of Flight 93

April 17 2012


Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched another San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock at its shipyard in Avondale, La., reports the Naval Sea Systems Command.

The Somerset, launched Friday, is named in honor of the courage of the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001.

The ship is the ninth in the San Antonio class.

The amphibious vessels are equipped with a flight deck that can accommodate...

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