October 20 at 10 am in Pascagoula (Mississippi Piece) held a baptism ceremony amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6), reports now ASDNews. Events will manage the Marine Corps Commandant James F. Amos (James F. Amos), godmother of the new ship will be the wife of the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace U.S. (Peter Pace) Lynn Pace (Lynne Pace). In the history of the U.S. Navy, this ship will be the fourth with the title «America».
Ships of this class will come to replace UDC type Tarawa. On board will be based UDC tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey and fighter F-35B. On «America» used the same gas turbine power plant, zonal system rassredotachivaniya power and electronic support systems, and that landing ship Makin Island (LHD 8).
Keel was laid on July 17, 2009, entry into service the Navy is scheduled for late 2013. UDC built by Ingalls Shipbuilding (Branch Huntington Ingalls Industries) at the shipyard in Pascagoula (Mississippi items). The ship has a length of 844 feet (257 m) and the displacement of 44,971 tons