USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)

USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) Built with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center! It is the fifth amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio class. George Pataki spoke in 2002.
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USS New York (LPD 21)
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Mission: USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) was constructed at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems’ shipyard in Avondale, LA. The ship is used to transport and land Marines, their equipment, and supplies via embarked air cushion or conventional landing craft, amphibious assault vehicles, augmented by helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft. USS NEW YORK stands ready to

support amphibious assaults, special operations, expeditionary warfare missions, and humanitarian relief efforts. Name: The ship was named New York after the state and incorporates in its construction steel salvaged from the World Trade Centers. "We're very proud that the twisted steel from the WTC towers will soon be used to forge an even stronger national defense," New York Gov. "The USS New York will soon be defending freedom and combating terrorism around the globe, while also ensuring that the world never forgets the evil attacks of Sept. 11 and the courage and strength New Yorkers showed.” This will be the seventh U.S. ship named New York. Special features of USS NEW YORK (LPD 21):

•Bow stem includes seven and a half tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center's twin towers

•Construction with World Trade Center steel was encouraged by Governor George Pataki of New York and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City

•Name given by then Secretary of the Navy Gordon England

•Keel was laid on August 2004

•1,200 Louisiana workers stayed to keep building the ship after Hurricane Katrina hit the shipyard in August 2005

•Ship was christened at Northrop Grumman's Avondale shipyard on March 1, 2008

•Motto: "Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget." Ship Characteristics:

Length: 684 feet (208.5 meters)

Beam: 105 feet (31.9 meters)

Displacement: Approximately 24,900 tons full load

Speed: In excess of 22 knots (24.2 mph)

Aircraft: Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously. The ship’s hangar can store 1-2 aircraft. Armament: Two 30 mm Close-in-guns, for surface threat defense; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense Landing Craft: Two LCACs (air cushion) or one LCU (conventional)

Power plant: Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 Hp

Crew: ~440 Sailors (45 officers, 395 enlisted), 3 Marines
Troops 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); capacity to surge to 800 total. Dates: New York’s keel was laid on 10 September 2004 and the ship was commissioned USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) in New York City on November 7, 2009. Mrs Dotty England, wife of Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, is the sponsor. About the USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) Ship's Crest

•Seven rays of sunlight signify both the crown atop the Statue of Liberty and the seven seas

•Central focus placed on the Twin Towers and the bow of the ship, forged from the towers' steel

•Breastplate of the phoenix bears the colors of first responders from the New York Police Department, New York Fire Department, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

•Blood drops represent the fallen

•Three stars for those earned by the battleship USS NEW YORK (BB34) in World War II at Iwo Jima, Okinawa and North Africa

All inquiries related to incoming Sailors or sponsorship, please email [email protected].

NEW YORK Family and Friends, Below are remarks from our Commanding Officer.Enjoy the rest of this year and we’ll catch ...
12/29/2023

NEW YORK Family and Friends,

Below are remarks from our Commanding Officer.

Enjoy the rest of this year and we’ll catch up again next year! NEVER FORGET.

12/29/2023
Merry Christmas to our New York sailors and their families! Thank you to our duty section for standing the watch during ...
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas to our New York sailors and their families! Thank you to our duty section for standing the watch during this holiday! NEVER FORGET!

12/22/2023

An Inside look of our ship!

Join the USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) in congratulating our newest First, Second and Third Class Petty Officers! Be sure to sho...
12/06/2023

Join the USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) in congratulating our newest First, Second and Third Class Petty Officers! Be sure to shout out your sailor!



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USS New York
Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2
Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic

📷 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Turner

Hooyah 21!Join us in celebrating USS NEW YORK’s newest First Classes, Second Classes, and Third Classes!Never Forget! U....
11/21/2023

Hooyah 21!

Join us in celebrating USS NEW YORK’s newest First Classes, Second Classes, and Third Classes!

Never Forget!

U.S. Navy
USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)
Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2
Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic

November 17, 2023—We will miss you CDR Rivas! Thank you for the last 16 months. Fair winds and following seas~
11/17/2023

November 17, 2023—

We will miss you CDR Rivas! Thank you for the last 16 months. Fair winds and following seas~

We are still reminiscing on our fantastic week that we spent underway and in our favorite city! See some of our highligh...
11/15/2023

We are still reminiscing on our fantastic week that we spent underway and in our favorite city! See some of our highlights here.
We would love to see your photos of our Sailors and Marines from Veterans Day NYC too!
Do you see your service member, NYPD, PAPD or FDNY member? Give them a shout out!

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I ♥️ NY! Thank you NEW YORK and Thank you to our Veterans! USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)Fleet Week New YorkCommander Naval Surfa...
11/13/2023

I ♥️ NY! Thank you NEW YORK and Thank you to our Veterans!

USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)
Fleet Week New York
Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic
U.S. Navy
Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2

Yesterday, Nov. 12th, service members assigned to USS New York (LPD 21) along with Coast Guardsmen, attended Sunday mass...
11/13/2023

Yesterday, Nov. 12th, service members assigned to USS New York (LPD 21) along with Coast Guardsmen, attended Sunday mass at St. Patricks Cathedral in NYC as part of the city's annual week-long Veterans Day observance.

U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Emily Casavant


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November 11, 2023–Sailors and Marines from USS NEW YORK were invited by FDNY members for a football luncheon! Thank you ...
11/13/2023

November 11, 2023–

Sailors and Marines from USS NEW YORK were invited by FDNY members for a football luncheon! Thank you for having us!

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New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
Fleet Week New York

Did you have a Sailor or Marine marching in NYC's Veteran's Day parade today? Give them a shout out!Don't know anyone in...
11/12/2023

Did you have a Sailor or Marine marching in NYC's Veteran's Day parade today? Give them a shout out!

Don't know anyone in today's parade? Wish them a happy Vet's Day anyways and show your service members some love!

Sailors and Marines attached to USS New York (LPD 21) marched in New York City's annual Veterans Day parade, Nov. 11th, 2023. USS New York arrived at Manhattan's Pier 88 Nov. 8th to participate in the city's week-long Veterans Day events.

U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Emily Casavant



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11/11/2023

Happy Veterans Day from all of us in New York to all of you and your loved ones who have served!
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11/11/2023

LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY!

11/11/2023
Navy Band Northeast performed on the Today Show this morning with guests from the Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army and Coa...
11/10/2023

Navy Band Northeast performed on the Today Show this morning with guests from the Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard in attendance for a special Veteran's Day episode.

All branches of the US military are partaking in multiple events throughout New York City as part of the city's annual week-long Veterans Day observance and celebration. The week's largest event is the annual Veteran's day parade which will be held on Saturday at 1200 on Fifth Avenue and aired on national television.

US Navy photos by MC2 Emily Casavant


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Happy 248th Birthday Marines!
11/10/2023

Happy 248th Birthday Marines!

Under the city lights… A reception was held on board the USS New York to celebrate Veterans Week 2023 in NYC! Not only d...
11/10/2023

Under the city lights…

A reception was held on board the USS New York to celebrate Veterans Week 2023 in NYC!

Not only does participating in New York City’s Veterans Day allow our military personnel to experience the amazing hospitality and culture that the city always affords to our service members, but it serves as a constant reminder of all of those individuals, past and present, who signed up to defend the very freedoms we enjoy each and every day.



Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2
Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic
Fleet Week New York
U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Congratulations to our Sailors and Marines who were promoted and re-enlisted today at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City...
11/10/2023

Congratulations to our Sailors and Marines who were promoted and re-enlisted today at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. 🇺🇸

Thank you for having us, New York Yankees!
11/09/2023

Thank you for having us, New York Yankees!

11/09/2023
We were honored to have NYPD New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police D...
11/09/2023

We were honored to have NYPD New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department underway with us from Norfolk, Va. to New York City. Crossing under the Verazzano-Narrows bridge with some of New York's finest first responders was a special moment for all.
They make up the "NY" in the photo below.

US Navy photos by MC2 Emily Casavant


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Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2
Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic
U.S. Fleet Forces Command
USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)
U.S. Marine Corps

11/08/2023
Good MORNING, New York City! We are BACK!🗽 We are headed up the Hudson right now to Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 ...
11/08/2023

Good MORNING, New York City! We are BACK!🗽 We are headed up the Hudson right now to Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 so keep an eye out for us!
If you can’t catch us today, check out the rest of the public events going on around NYC in Honor of Veterans Day and say hello to our service members if you see them out and about this week!

11/01/2023

November 1, 2023–

Watch and hear what sailors are most excited about in NYC!

In honor of Veterans Day, Sailors from USS New York (LPD-21), Marine Corps personnel attached to the ship, and Coast Guard service members will participate in New York City’s weeklong Veterans Day celebration. Sailors and Marines on USS New York will participate in a variety of events in and around the city to honor the service and sacrifice of the nation’s veterans. Events include the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade, a wreath laying ceremony, volunteering at the NY State Veterans Home in Queens, and participation in other community relations events.

Veterans Day allows us to pause to remember all of the individuals, past and present, who signed up to defend the very freedoms we enjoy each and every day. For centuries young men and women of this nation have joined the Navy to positively contribute to the American way of life while simultaneously fulfilling personal and professional goals.



USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)
Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic
Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2
Fleet Week New York

We hope you had as much fun on Halloween as our XO did serving lunch onboard 🦁
11/01/2023

We hope you had as much fun on Halloween as our XO did serving lunch onboard 🦁

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