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Pensacola IV (LSD-38)

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

A bay and city in Escambia County, Fla.


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.

Published: Wed Aug 19 12:41:44 EDT 2015