August 22nd, 2009 by xformed
The taxpayers now own the soon to be commissioned USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) of the SAN ANTONIO CLass.
As of 220911L AUG 2009, the ship was accepted by Navy representatives. This places the ship in a special category of “In Commission, Special,” meaning she is a US Navy assets no longer owned by the Northrop Grumman bulding yard at Avondale, LA, but has not yet been formally commissioned.
The commissioning will take place on Nov 7th, 2009 in New York. More info at the official commissioning site.
7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Cetner Ground Zero was used in the forging of the keel of this vessel. CDR Curt Jones, Prospective Commanding Officer.