Navy Times – Relief ships on the way

Navy sends 6 ships for tsunami relief.

Pentagon spokesman Marine Col. Dave Lapan said Friday… six ships are headed to Japan to render aid, if called upon: the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, amphibious assault ship Essex, dock landing ships Germantown, Tortuga and Harpers Ferry, and amphibious command ship Blue Ridge.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to our close friends in Japan as they deal with this tragedy,” Adm. Patrick Walsh, Pacific Fleet commander, said statement posted on his Facebook page.

h/t Dick at Uncivil Peasants. (posted by Roamy)