Weekend View: USS New York (LPD 21) Commissioned

by OldSailor on November 8, 2009

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USS_ New_York_LPD21_3 USS New York (LPD 21), the amphibious transport dock ship was commissioned in New York on November 07.

The ship has 7.5 tons of steel in her bow that was salvaged from the World Trade Center towers. The warship will be deployed to support humanitarian, amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions around the world. Norfolk, Va. will be the home port forĀ  USS New York.

Here are some photographs from U.S. Navy.

USS New York (LPD 21) being commissioned in New York on November 07. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dan Meaney/Released)

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Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) transiting New York Harbour past the Statue of Liberty for commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric M. Durie/Released)

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