LPD-21 USS New York

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LPD-21 USS New York

Post by Tarfu on Sat 29 Mar 2008, 5:12 pm

Made from the steel of the World Trade Centers, an awesome tribute to that fateful day.

The fifth ship in the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of New York. The ship is designed to deliver a fully-equipped battalion of 700 Marines.

The ship is the first to be fully designed from the CAD-screen up to support all three of the Marines' primary mobility capabilities - Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), Landing Craft, Landing Craft Air Cushioned vehicle and the MV-22 Osprey. [1]

Shortly after September 11, 2001, Governor of New York George E. Pataki wrote a letter to Secretary of the Navy Gordon England requesting that the Navy bestow the name USS New York on a surface warship involved in the War on Terror in honor of September 11's victims. In his letter, the Governor said he understood state names are currently reserved for submarines, but asked for special consideration so the name could be given to a surface ship. The request was approved August 28, 2002.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_New_York_(LPD-21)

General Characteristics

Class and type:

San Antonio Class
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 Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 hp (30 MW)
Speed:22 knots (41 km/h)
Boats and landing
craft carried:
Two LCACs (air cushion)
or one LCU (conventional);
14 EFVs
Capacity:699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total
Complement:28 officers, 333 enlisted
Armament:Two 30 mm Bushmaster II, for surface threat defense;
two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense.
Aircraft carried:Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously.


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