E cadê o irmão do Mount Whitney, o USS Blue Ridge? Estará no Pacifico ?
General Characteristics, Blue Ridge Class Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - LCC 19Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. - LCC 20. Date Deployed: 14 November 1970 (USS Blue Ridge). Propulsion: Two boilers, one geared turbine, one shaft; 22,000 horsepower. Length: 634 feet (190 meters). Beam: 108 feet (32 meters). Displacement: 18,874 tons (19,176.89 metric tons) full load. Speed: 23 knots (26.5 miles, 42.4 km, per hour). Crew: 52 officers, 790 enlisted. Aircraft: All helicopters except the CH-53 Sea Stallion can be carried. Ships: USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Yokosuka, Japan USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Gaeta, Italy
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked Seventh Fleet Staff Sailors and Marines departed the bustling port city of Hong Kong on Feb. 19.During the ship’s four-day visit, approximately 1,000 Sailors and Marines participated in various community service projects, explored the city, and enjoyed Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sponsored tours. Hong Kong and the surrounding area provided ample opportunity for service members to learn more about China’s rich and diverse history.
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed the port city of Laem Chabang, Thailand on March 1 after an eventful four-day visit.While visiting Thailand, the approximately 1,000 Blue Ridge and embarked Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet staff Sailors and Marines spent most of their time in nearby Pattaya Beach. They crew participated in sporting events, explored the local culture and took tours to nearby Bangkok.