A sea of people filed into the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Saturday to observe the commissioning of the USS Somerset, a Navy ship named in honor of passengers of Flight 93 who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks.
She’ll soon be the newest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy, and her name, the USS Somerset, is a powerful dedication to those who died September 11th on United Flight 93.
The navy battleship, which is dedicated to the passengers of United Flight 93, here in Philadelphia until March 4th.
Veterans from the welcoming committee of the Navy League watched as the USS Somerset turned 180 degrees to pull into its berth on the Delaware River.
The transit dock ship Somerset is the third and final ship ordered by the US Navy after September 11th to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks, joining the New York and the Arlington.
U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey say the Navy has agreed to commission the USS Somerset in Philadelphia.