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USS Somerset (LPD-25)
Somerset Commissioning Ceremony from Philadelphia, PA. The Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and is named in honor of the courageous passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Somerset is the third of the three named in honor of those victims and first responders of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. USS Somerset represents the heroic actions of the 40 crew and passengers of United Flight 93 honoring their collective sacrifice and the tremendous cou[rage displayed in the face of overwhelming adversity. Had it not been for their brave actions, the terrorists would have reached their intended target and countless more lives would have been lost. Upon formal commissioning USS Somerset (LPD 25) will proceed to its homeport of San Diego, Calif.