More War (Ships) from 9/11 Events

Another in a series of warships "honoring" 9/11 is christened into action.

From the Mississippi Sun Herald:

The third in a series of U.S. Navy amphibious assault vessels named in honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks [was] christened Saturday, and a key responder at the Pentagon nearly a decade ago is bringing the heroics of his fellow emergency workers with him.

The future USS Arlington is being built at the Northrop Grumman Corp. shipyard in Pascagoula. It's named in honor of Arlington County, Va., where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 184 people, after being hijacked en route from Washington-Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles.

The ship's sponsor is Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who was in the Pentagon on the day of the attack.

Yes it is the third ship in "honor" of 9/11, not the first, not the second. The USS Arlington used a small amount of steel from the Paentagon crash site.

More details on the ship from

The Arlington is the U.S Navy's eighth and latest San Antonio class amphibious transport ship, and the third to bear the name. The ship's overall length is 684 feet and can reach speeds in excess of 22 knots. Arlington's armament includes two Bushmaster II 30 mm close in guns; two rolling airframe missile launchers and 10 .50-caliber machine guns.

Arlington has the capability to embark, transport and land amphibious forces through a variety of methods and vehicles including Landing Craft Air Cushion craft and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles. Arlington will also operate with aircraft such as the tilt-rotor MV-22 Ospreys and CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters.

And now Libya has become the expanded Afghanistan/Iraq/Pakistan.  This is just one of many reasons that I want a new 9/11 investigation....