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Ponce

 

A city in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, discoverer of Florida, first governor of Puerto Rico.

 

(LPD–15: dp. 16,900; l. 570’; b. 84’; dr. 23’; s. 20 k.; cpl. 490; a. 8 3”; cl. Cleveland)

 

Ponce was laid down 31 October 1966 by the Lockheed SB & Const. Co., Seattle, Wash.; launched 20 May 1970; sponsored by Mrs. John J. Hyland, and scheduled to commission in July 1971.