The Ingalls-built amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Somerset (LPD 25) transits the Gulf of Mexico during builder's sea trials, Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. by Steve Blount/Released)
USS Somerset Commissioning Ceremony
USS Somerset was commissioned during a ceremony held March 1 in Philadelphia, Pa. Somerset is named in honor of the courageous passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pa., in Somerset County during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Designated LPD-25, Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship.
By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith In the beginning there …