From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

A bay and city in Escambia County, Fla.

(LSD-38: dp. 13,650; l. 553'; b. 84'; dr. 21'; s. 20+ k.; cpl. 793; a. 8 3"; cl Anchorage)

The fourth Pensacola was laid down 15 March 1969 by the General Dynamics Corp., Quincy, Mass.; launched 11 July 1970; sponsored by Mrs. Bernard M. Strean; and is scheduled to commission early in 1971.

As the third of a new class of dock landing ships, she is designed to replace earlier LSD's that cannot meet modern speed requirements.