Amphibious assault ship joins US flotilla off Syria

The San Antonio amphibious assault ship has joined the five US destroyers and four nuclear submarines waiting in the eastern Mediterranean for the order to launch a strike on Syria. The destroyers, the USS Gravely, USS Mahan, USS Barry, the USS Stout and USS Ramage, are armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. The San Antonio is designed to deliver up to 800 Marines ashore by landing craft and helicopters.

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