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USS New York (LPD-21)


San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 10 September 2004, with remnant steel from World Trade Center cast into her bow, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 17 December 2007
  • Christened, Saturday, 1 March 2008, at Northrop Grumman Corp. Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Commissioned at New York City, 7 November 2009, CDR. Curtis F. Jones USN in command
  • USS New York (LPD-21) is homeported at Norfolk, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 25,000 t.(fl)
    Length 684'
    Beam 105'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 22 kts.
    Complement
    33 Officers
    411 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    66 Officers
    625 Enlisted
    Mission Systems
    Vehicles/Cargo (Net): Three Vehicle Decks (2323 sq m)
    Two Cargo/Ammo Magazines (708 cu m)
    Cargo Fuel
    JP-5 (1190 cu m)
    MOGAS (38 cu m)
    Landing Craft two LCACs
    Medical
    Two Operating Rooms
    24 Person Hospital Ward
    100 Casualty Overflow Capacity:
    Aviation Facilities
    Hangar - "O" Level, Maintenance Facilities for; One CH-53E, or Two CH-46s, or One MV-22, or Three UH/AH-1s
    Landing - Two CH-53s, or Four AH/UH-1s, or Four CH-46s, or Two MV-22s, or One AV-8B Harrier:
    Main Propulsion
    4 - Medium Speed Turbocharged Marine Diesels
    2 - Shafts
    2 - Single Reversing Reduction Gears
    2 - Inboard Rotating (top) Fixed Pitch Propellers
    Electric Plant
    5 - 2500 KW Ship Service Marine Diesel Generators
    5 - Main Ship Service 60 Hz SWBS
    3 - Ship Service 400 Hz SWBS
    3 - 60 to 400 Hz solid State Frequency changers
    Zonal 60 Hz Power distribution system
    Advanced Degaussing System
    Auxiliaries
    7 - 700 KW Non-CFC Air conditioning Plants
    5 - 12000 GPD Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plants
    10 - 1000 GPM Navy Standard Firepumps
    2 - HP Air Compressors
    3 - LP Air Compressors
    3 - Deballast Air Compressors
    Navigation
    Digital Flux Gate Magnetic Compass
    AN/WSN-7(V)1 Inertial Navigation System
    AN/WQN-2 Doppler Sonar Velocity Log System
    AN/UQN-4A Sonar Sounding Set, Dead Reckoning System
    Navigation Telex System
    AN/SSN-6 NAVSSI
    Armament
    1 - MK 41, 16 Cell VLS, (Space & Weight)
    2 - MK 31 Mod 0 RAM Launchers
    2 - MK 46 Mod 1 30mm Machine Guns
    2 - MK 26 Mod 17 .50 Cal Machine Guns
    Command & Control
    AN/SPQ-12(V) Radar Display Dist. Distribution System
    MK 2 SSDS
    AN/USQ-119C(V)27 JMCIS
    AN/KSQ-1 Amphibious Assault Direction System
    MK 91, 2 Channel MFCS
    AN/USG-2 CEC
    Radar Systems
    AN/SPS-48E
    AN/SPQ-9B
    AN/SPS-73
    EW & Decoy Systems
    AN/SLQ-25A NIXIE
    AN/SLQ-32Q(V)2
    MK 36 SRBOC
    MK 53 / NULKA

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    New York 204k Artist's rendering of USS New York (LPD-21) underway in New York Harbor with the twin towers in the background. Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, La., to cast the ship's bow section. The molten steel was poured into molds, 9 September 2003. The original painting was created by Tom Freeman. This image was made available by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. Robert M. Cieri and Joseph Macchia
    New York 242k Workers from the Amite, La., foundry pour molten steel recycled from the World Trade Center into the mold of the bow stem of amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21). About 24 tons of steel were salvaged from the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
    US Navy photo # 030910-N-7542D-254 by PH1 Dean Dunwoody
    Bill Gonyo
    New York 1214k An aerial overhead view of the Keel Laying Ceremony for New York (LPD-21) held on 10 September 2004 at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, LA.
    Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    Robert M. Cieri
    New York 465k A view showing the bow stem of New York (LPD-21) being lifted. The bow stem contains seven and a half tons of recovered steel from the World Trade Center's twin towers. The bow stem was erected to the main hull at NGSS Avondale Shipyard on 4 August 2005.
    Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    Robert M. Cieri
    New York 739k A view of the completed bow section of New York (LPD-21), in place forward of the ship, in preparation for its being lifted onto the hull on 20 August 2005, at Avondale Shipyard.
    Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    Robert M. Cieri
    New York 833k The mast of New York (LPD-21) being lifted into position onto the ship, at Avondale Shipyard in September 2005.
    NGSS photo.
    Robert M. Cieri
    New York 177k New York (LPD-21) while under construction at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems at Avondale, LA., 16 August 2006. New York is the fifth ship to be built in the San Antonio-class of amphibious ships. The bow stem is made of steel from the World Trade Centers and weighs 7.5 metric tons. New York is scheduled to be commissioned in the fall of 2008.
    US photo # 060816-N-1928H-244 by MCSN Santos Huante, USN.
    Tony Cowart
    New York 297k New York (LPD-21) while under construction at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems at Avondale, LA., 16 August 2006. New York is scheduled to be commissioned in the fall of 2008.
    US photo # 060816-N-1928H-165 by MCSN Santos Huante, USN.
    Tony Cowart
    New York 262k The newly launched New York (LPD-21) is moved dockside by a tugboat, 19 December 2007. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Bill Gonyo
    New York 473k New York (LPD-21) while under construction at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, LA. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Bill Gonyo
    New York 121k New York (LPD-21) ready for Christening at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, LA. US Navy photo. Lee Wahler
    New York 786k New York (LPD-21) ready for Christening, 1 March 2008, at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding New Orleans. Photo by Scott Koen USS New York LPD-21
    Submitted by Bob Pettit
    New York 156k The ships motto "Never Forget" and patch adorn the bow during the New York (LPD-21) Christening, 1 March 2008, at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding New Orleans. Photo by Scott Koen USS New York LPD-21
    Submitted by Bob Pettit
    New York 472k Mrs. Dotty England, wife of Deputy Secretary of Defense The Hon. Gordon England, christens New York (LPD-21) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding New Orleans, 1 March 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080301-N-8273J-344 AVONDALE, La. (Mar. 1, 2008) by MC1 Tiffini M. Jones.
    Robert M. Cieri
    New York 202k With thousands observing, Dotty England (right), ship's sponsor, triumphantly raises the champagne bottle she used to christen New York (LPD-21), 1 March 2008. The fifth Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship of the San Antonio-class contains seven-and-a-half tons of World Trade Center steel in her bow. Joining England in celebration are (l-r) U.S. Navy CDR. F. Curtis Jones, LPD 21's prospective commanding officer, her husband, deputy secretary of defense Gordon England and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding president Mike Petters. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Bill Gonyo
    New York 1861k Red, white and blue confetti and streamers fly through the air as Dotty England christened the Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock New York (LPD-21), Saturday, 1 March 2008 in New Orleans, LA. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Bill Gonyo
    New York 1372k New York (LPD-21) after Christening, 1 March 2008, at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding New Orleans Photo by Scott Koen USS New York LPD-21
    Submitted by Bob Pettit
    New York 369k Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) ADM. Gary Roughead congratulates prospective commanding officer CDR. F. Curtis Jones, from Binghamton, N.Y., after the christening ceremony for New York (LPD-21) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding New Orleans.
    US Navy photo # 080301-N-8273J-376 AVONDALE, La. (March 1, 2008) by MC1 Tiffini M. Jones.
    Robert M. Cieri
    New York 2,130k New York (LPD-21) transits along the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico to conduct builder's trials. New York is scheduled to be commissioned in November 2009.
    US Navy photo # 090627-N-2147L-002 AVONDALE, La. (June 27 2009 by MC1 Corry Lewis, from the collections of Defense Imagery.mil.
    Mike Hibbard
    New York 757k New York (LPD-21) plows through open water as she successfully accomplishes builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico the week of 2 July 2009.
    Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
    Bill Gonyo
    New York 331k CDR. Curt Jones, center, prospective commanding officer of New York (LPD-21) signs the delivery document aboard New York in New Orleans, LA., 20 August 2009. Also participating in the ceremony is CAPT. Mary E. Dexter, right, supervisor of U.S. Navy shipbuilding, Gulf Coast, and Irwin F. Edenzon, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.
    US Navy photo # 090820-N-2147L-001 NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 20, 2009) by MC1 Corey Lewis.
    Bill Gonyo
    New York
    091101-N-2147L-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2009)
    587k New York (LPD-21) underway off the coast of Long Island prior to her arrival in New York City. At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, the yet-to-be commissioned ship will come to a halt in the Hudson River. There, opposite the former World Trade Center site, the future USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) will dip her colors, fire a 21-gun salute to the people of her namesake city and state, and proceed to Pier 88 to be formally inducted into the Fleet at a shipboard ceremony on Nov. 7.The New York Has 7.5 tons of World Trade Center Steel in the bow. The ship's motto is "Strength Forged through Sacrifice. Never Forget."
    US Navy photos # 091101-N-2147L-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2009) and 091101-N-2147L-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2009) by MC1 Corey Lewis.
    Lee Wahler
    New York
    091101-N-2147L-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2009)
    538k
    USS New York (LPD-21)
    New York 1665k USS New York (LPD-21) is commissioned in New York. The ship has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers forged into her bow, and will be used to support humanitarian, amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions around the world. New York is the sixth U.S. Navy ship named for the state and will be homeported in Norfolk, Va
    US Navy photos # 091107-N-8138M-003 NEW YORK (Nov. 7, 2009) by MC1 Dan Meaney.
    Ron Reeves
    New York 671k USS New York (LPD-21) arrives at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for the first time since her commissioning, 7 November 2009.
    US Navy photo # 091118-N-9806M-003 NORFOLK (Nov. 18, 2009) by MC2 Rafael Martie.
    Lee Wahler
    New York 1583k An amphibious assault vehicle from the US Marine 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion prepares to enter the well deck of USS New York (LPD-21). New York is underway conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 100412-N-2147L-004 ONSLOW BAY, N.C. (April 12, 2010) by MC1 Corey Lewis.
    Lee Wahler
    New York
    110525-N-PS473-037 NEW YORK (May 25, 2011)
    1381k USS New York (LPD-21) transits the Hudson River as she participates in the Parade of Ships during Fleet Week 2011. Fleet Week has been New York City's celebration of the sea services since 1984. It is an opportunity for citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see first-hand, the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.
    US Navy photo #s 110525-N-PS473-037 NEW YORK (May 25, 2011) and 110525-N-PS473-049 NEW YORK (May 25, 2011)by MC2 Eric S. Garst and 110525-N-JP566-221 NEW YORK (May 25, 2011) by MC2 Patrick Gordon
    Lee Wahler
    New York
    110525-N-PS473-037 NEW YORK (May 25, 2011)
    1163k
    New York
    110525-N-JP566-221 NEW YORK (May 25, 2011)
    594k
    San  Antonio
    110609-N-VL218-336
    286k USS New York (LPD-21) and USS San Antonio (LPD-17) underway together in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia. San Antonio is conducting ship handling drills with New York during San Antonio's second phase of sea trials, which are primarily focused on combat systems testing and developing crew proficiency.
    US Navy photo #'s 110609-N-VL218-336 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 9, 2011) and 110609-N-VL218-333 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 9, 2011) by MC1 Edwin F. Bryan
    Lee Wahler
    San  Antonio
    110609-N-VL218-333
    518k
    New York 422k USS New York (LPD-21) arrives in New York City to participate in commemorations of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Embarked aboard New York are 170 members of the 9/11 Families Association, including families of victims and first responders.
    US Navy photo # 110908-N-ZZ999-001 NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2011) by LCDR. Sarah Higgins.
    Lee Wahler
    New York 891k Crew members of the USS New York (LPD-21) man the rails and present honors while passing The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as the ship arrives in Manhattan. The crew of New York will participate in numerous events throughout the city honoring the victims and responders from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Aboard are Marines assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. New York is scheduled to be pierside in Manhattan Sept. 8-9 and will anchor in the Hudson River Sept. 10-12. On Sept. 11, New York will transit from its anchorage in the Hudson River to a location within sight of the World Trade Center.
    US Marine Corps photo # 110908-M-KZ372-003 NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2011) by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton.
    Lee Wahler
    New York 417k USS New York (LPD-21) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) perform divisional tactics, which are tactical maneuvers practiced by multiple ships in unison. New York and Gunston Hall are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120404-N-VE788-095 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4, 2012) by MC3 Travis J. Kuykendall.
    Scott Koen and uss newyork.com
    New York
    120404-N-VE788-096 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4, 2012)
    412k USS New York (LPD-21) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. New York deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo #'s
    120404-N-VE788-096 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4, 2012)
    120404-N-VE788-011 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4 2012)
    120404-N-VE788-005 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4 2012)
    by MC3 Travis J. Kuykendall.
    Scott Koen and uss newyork.com
    New York
    120404-N-VE788-011 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4 2012)
    335k
    New York
    120404-N-VE788-005 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4 2012)
    383k
    New York 336k Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) conduct physical training on the flight deck of USS New York (LPD-21). New York is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120404-N-XK513-040 ATLANTIC OCEAN, At Sea (April 4, 2012) by MC3 Ian Carver.
    Scott Koen and uss newyork.com
    New York 1933k Landing Craft Air-Cusioned (LCAC)s and Marine vehicles assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) loaded in the well deck of USS New York (LPD-21). New York is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo.
    Scott Koen and uss newyork.com
    New York 1141k A Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (VMM-261) assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) lifts off the flight deck of USS New York (LPD-21). New York is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo.
    Scott Koen and uss newyork.com
    New York 1086k USS New York (LPD-21) transits the Gulf of Aqaba. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). New York is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120510-N-XO436-088 GULF OF AQABA (May 10, 2012) by MC3 Jonathan Sunderman.
    Lee Wahler
    New York 1070k USS New York (LPD-21) left, transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). New York was commissioned in November 2009 and is currently on its maiden deployment, while Enterprise was commissioned in November 1961 and is on its 22nd and final deployment after more than 50 years of service. Both ships are currently deployed to the region in support of maritime security operations.
    US Navy photo # 120609-N-FI736-409 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 9, 2012) by MC3 Scott Pittman.
    Ron Reeves
    New York 1949k USS New York (LPD-21) right, the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), and the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), transit in formation. The ships are on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility
    US Navy photo # 120609-N-YL945-859 ARABIAN SEA (June 9, 2012) by MC2 Colby Neal.
    Ron Reeves
    New York 1894k USS New York (LPD-21) front, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) transit the Strait of Hormuz. New York and Porter transited the strait with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120610-N-VO377-006 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (June 10, 2012) by MC2 Jonathan P. Idle.
    Ron Reeves
    New York 140k USS New York (LPD-21) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a homeport change to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., as part of a larger move of an amphibious ready group homeport change in support of strategic maritime dispersal.
    US Navy photo # 131204-N-KG407-200 Norfolk, Va. (Dec 4 2013) by MCSN Kameren Guy Hodnett.
    Robert M. Cieri
    New York 130k USS New York (LPD-21) moored pierside Naval Station Mayport, Fl., 12 April 2014 Photo by Lee Wahler

    Photo Series of New York Departing New Orleans, 13 October 2009
    USS New York Memorabilia
    New York
    Cover of the Keel Laying Ceremony Program
    contributed by Scott Koen
    New York
    Cover of the Christening Ceremony Program
    contributed by Robert M. Cieri and Bill Gonyo
    New York
    Cover of the Commissioning Ceremony Program
    contributed by Scott Koen
    New York
    "First Responder" magazine, 7 November 2009.
    Distributed at the commissioning of USS New York (LPD-21).
    contributed by Scott Koen

    There is no DANFS history available for USS New York (LPD-21) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Jones, Frank Curtis7 November 2009 - 11 February 2011
    02CDR. Herrmann, William Carl11 February 2011 - 26 June 2012
    03CAPT. Kreitz, Jon C.26 June 2012 - 14 February 2014
    04CAPT. Brunett, Christopher Wood14 February 2014 -  
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Navy Fact File - Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD
    Federation of American Scientists, Military Analysis Network, US Navy Ships
    Official USS New York (LPD-21) Commissioning web site
    USS New York LPD-21

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