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Another US Warship Arrives in Persian Gulf to Join Fifth Fleet

Sunday, 08 July 2012

‘The USS Ponce – previously slated for decommissioning – arrived at the base on Thursday, a fleet spokesman in Manama said, Reuters reported.

“Ponce’s primary mission is to support mine countermeasures operations and other missions, such as the ability to provide repair service to other deployed units,” added the spokesman, whose name was not mentioned in the report. This is the fifth US navy ship that has joined the US base in Bahrain since late June.’

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  1. July 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    USS Ponce (LPD-15) is not an aircraft carrier. It’s an amphibious Transport Dock.

    Here’s a link to WikiPedia’s write up on Ponce.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ponce_%28LPD-15%29

    • July 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      you`re right… but still
      Armament: • 8 × .50 caliber gun mounts
      • 2 x 20 mm Phalanx CIWS

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