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Arlington

The first Arlington (AP 174) was named for the county in Virginia; the second Arlington (AGMR 2) (ex-Saipan) was named for that same county, but specifically honoring its being the site of one of the U.S. Navy’s first radio test stations; the third Arlington (LPD 24) was also named for that county, but specifically honors the victims of the Al-Qāidah attack on the Pentagon, the seat of administration for the U.S. Department of Defense, on 11 September 2001. The attack upon the Pentagon killed 189 (all 64 people on board American Flight 77 alone) and injured 125.

II

Saipan (CVL-48) (q.v.) was renamed Arlington (AGMR-2) on 8 April 1965.