U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

PostBy: xaos On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:38 am


U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

By Barbara Starr

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/21/navy-officials-floating-base-set-to-pass-through-suez-canal/

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A U.S. warship designed as a floating base for naval special forces is scheduled to transit through the Suez Canal for the first time as early as Friday, Navy officials say.

The USS Ponce, an amphibious transport ship, recently finished a complete overhaul that now has it configured to operate as a floating staging platform for the military. It is being launched into the oil shipping lanes at a time of heightened tensions across the region, U.S. Navy officials told CNN.

The ship began approaching Suez on Thursday and is expected to enter the canal shortly on its way to the Persian Gulf.
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Re: U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:12 am

Just overhauled and full of rust. Must have been a union job.
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Re: U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:32 pm

glad someone else noticed also
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Re: U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:50 pm

Could be thats an old photo.
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Re: U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:57 pm

Hey XAOS, what's Building Engineer UPMC World Headquarters USST UPMC? University ofPennsylvania Medical Center? What's USST? Just curious as to what makes you tick.
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Re: U.S. sending floating naval base through the Suez Canal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:27 pm

No Dan, that would be HUP "hospital of university of penna." ;)
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