USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20)
Mount Whitney (LCC‑20),
originally authorized as AGC‑20, was reclassified LCC‑20 on 1
January 1969, and laid down 6 January by Newport News Shipbuilding &
Drydock Co., Newport News, Va.; she is scheduled to launch in January 1970 and
to commission in December 1970.
As the second of a powerful and sophisticated
new type of amphibious command ship, she will provide integrated command and
control facilities for sea, air, and land commanders in amphibious operations
and while steaming with the fleet.
[Note: The above USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]