USS Mount Whitney LCC-20 Displacement ：17000 t Length ：196m Beam ：33m Speed ：23kts. USS 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.,; 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 with the fleet. Mount Whitney serves as the Flagship for Commander Second Fleet/Commander Striking Fleet Atlantic. In 1999, Mount Whitney deployed to the Mediterranean as flagship for Commander, 6th Fleet. On November 12, 2002, Mount Whitney deployed to the Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.