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6cl USS MURTHA I The Lovell Chronicle I December 1, 2016 DAVID PECKPHOTOS Firefighting equipment and electrical wires and The USS John P. Murtha was an impressive sight moored at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia prior to her cruise down equipment line the passageway on the 03 deck near Capt. the Atlantic Coast to Naval Station Mayport in Florida. Parker's office and quarters aboard the USS Murtha. . -~ i . The USS John P. Murtha's Mark 46 30mm gun fires at a smoke float during target practice on Oct. 12 in the Atlantic Ocean. Capt. Parker's Tigers slept in Marine officers' quarters during the Tiger Cruise. The flight deck hangar of the USS Murtha was adorned with Navy signal flags and a large American flag during tours in Philadelphia, in which hundreds were taken Marines line up to board an MV-22 Osprey on the morning of Oct. 11 off the coast through the new vessel, was an impressive sight taking off. of Virginia. The tilt-rotor aircraft U.S. NAVY PHOTO Tigers invited Capt. Kevin Parker, center, tojoin him for a post-commissioning The USS Murtha can carry and launch two LCAC - Landing Craft Air-Cushioned - cruise from Philadelphia to Jacksonville (Naval Station Mayport) were (l-r) Paul hovercraft like the two pictured here during the Tiger Cruise. Each LCAC can carry up Grabowski, Ed Sheehan, Ty Parker, Tom Flournoy, David Peck and Jim Ellison. to 60 tons of equipment or vehicles, depending on the weather, or 50 to 60 Marines.