USS New York Completes Sea Trial

POSTED: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:26am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The future USS New York has completed its
sea trials and has returned to a New Orleans-area shipyard.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding now plans to deliver the
amphibious transport dock ship to the Navy. The New York is
scheduled for commissioning in New York City on Nov. 7. The ship's
bow includes thousands of pounds of steel salvaged from the World
Trade Center.
The trials were conducted on a voyage from and back to the
Avondale shipyard.
The New York will be the fifth LPD class ship to be delivered to
the Navy. Those vessels can handle a naval crew of 360 and 800
Marines. They are designed to carry landing vessels and helicopters
to deliver the Marines to shore.