USS New York underway down the Mississippi

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    This morning, Oct. 13, 2009, at 7:00 AM CDT, the USS New York left New Orleans Avondale Shipyard in route to sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico and then for commissioning in a ceremony in New York City on Nov. 2.

    The USS New York was built with 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center after 9-11. It is a 25,000 ton DWT amphibious assault transport of the San Antonio class.

    Here are some pictures as the mighty ship edged down the Mississippi, under the Huey P. Long bridge and then passed by the City to thunderous cheers from spectators who lined the levees of this still hurricane-stricken city.

    lass and type:
    San Antonio-classamphibious transport dock
    Displacement:
    24,900 tons full
    Length:
    208.5 m (684 ft) overall,
    201.4 m (661 ft) waterline
    Beam:
    31.9 m (105 ft) extreme,
    29.5 m (97 ft) waterline
    Draft:
    7 m (23 ft)
    Propulsion:
    Four sequentially turbocharged marine Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 41,600 shp (30 MW)
    Speed:
    In excess of 22 knots (24.2 mph)(41 km/h)
    Boats and landing
    craft carried:
    2 Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)s or
    1 Landing Craft, Utility (LCU);
    14 Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles (EFV) or
    14 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV)s
    Capacity:
    Embarked Landing Force: 699
    (66 officers, 633 enlisted)
    surge capacity to 800.
    Complement:
    28 officers, 332 enlisted)
    Armament:
    Two Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns, fore and aft
    two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers, fore and aft.
    Aircraft carried:
    Launch or land
    two CH53E Super Stallion
    two MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft
    four CH-46 Sea Knight
    four AH-1 SeaCobra or
    four UH-1 Iroquois helicopters.

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