PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey say the Navy has agreed to commission the USS Somerset in Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania senators say the USS Somerset is the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship and was christened the Somerset in remembrance of the western Pennsylvania county where hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.READ MORE: Prosecutors Ask Supreme Court To Review Bill Cosby's Overturned Conviction
The USS New York and USS Arlington are so named to commemorate the other sites attacked that day, the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.
The USS Somerset was christened, or named, in July.READ MORE: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
A ship is commissioned when it is formally put into active service.
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