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Pensacola

 

A bay and city in Escambia County, Fla.

 

IV

 

(LSD–38: dp. 13,650; l. 553’; b. 84’; dr. 21’; s. 20 + k.; cpl. 793; a. 8 3”1 cl. Anchorage)

 

The fourth Pensacola was laid down 15 March 1969 by the General Dynamics Corp., Quincy, Mass.; launched 11 July 1970; sponsored by Mrs. Bernard M. Strean ; and is scheduled to commission early in 1971.

 

As the third of a new class of dock landing ships, she is designed to replace earlier LSD’s that cannot meet modern speed requirements.