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  • USS New York (LPD-21) Landing Pad Dock (LPD) Warship

    The USS New York was granted use of 7 tons of special steel in her construction, this steel coming from the remnants of the World Trade Center attacks of September 2001.

     Updated: 5/22/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

    The USS New York represents the fifth vessel in the San-Antonio class and the sixth ship to be named after the great American city. The San Antonio-class is the United States Navy's premiere amphibious transport dock (LPD) which began entering commissioned service in 2006. Twelve such systems are ultimately planned with five now (as of this writing) in operational duty. The San Antonio-class of ships is slated to replace some forty or so total surface warships for the United States Navy by program's end. The USS New York will supply the United States Marine Corps with a highly-capable and thoroughly advanced surface warship to assist their various amphibious operations around the world, in both wartime and peacetime.

    USS New York Walk-Around

    Like the other San Antonio-class ships, the USS New York's profile is dominated by her two octagonal-shaped pyramid funnel towers atop her two superstructures. The bow is curved at the deck and tapers off sharply down into the waterline while the large-area flight deck is clearly visible at the stern of the craft. The hangar door can be seen off of the flight deck and faces the stern. A large access drop ramp is located above the water line at the face of the stern (under the flight deck). The forward-placed RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) system is offset to the left of the superstructure just forward and below the bridge whilst the rear-facing RAM system is offset to the right of the rear superstructure, above the hangar door. A utility crane can be seen with its base set along the port side. The internal rear storage area of the USS New York allows amphibious landing craft to enter and exit through the large rear loading ramp. Internally, amidships is divided into three separate floors housing the applicable Marine amphibious vehicles and the like. Air elements are kept in the hangar above and operate along the reinforced flight deck as needed. The San Antonio-class also makes use of a very distinct-looking angular hull shape.

    Dimensions and Performance

    The USS New York sports an overall length of 684 feet and a 661-foot length at the waterline. She has a 105 overall beam measure and a 97-foot beam measure at the waterline. Her draught is listed at 23 feet. Power is supplied by 4 x sequentially-turbocharged marine Cold-Pielstick diesel engines delivering 41,600 shaft horsepower to two shafts. This arrangement will allow for a top listed speed of 22 knots.

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    USS New York (LPD-21) Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 2009
    Type: Landing Pad Dock (LPD) Warship
    National Origin: United States
    Ship Class: San Antonio-class

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Complement (Crew): 1,060
    Length: 684 feet (208.48 meters)
    Beam (Width): 105 feet (32.00 meters)
    Draught (Height): 23 feet (7.01 meters)

    Surface Displacement: 24,900 tons

    Installed Power and Base Performance

    Engine(s): 4 x Colt-Pielstick sequentially-turbocharged marine diesel engines developing 41,600 shaft horsepower to 2 x Shafts.

    Surface Speed: 22 knots (25 mph)

    Armament / Air Wing

    2 x 30mm Bushmaster II Close-In (CI) cannons
    2 x RAM launchers (Rolling Airframe Missile)

    Various Browning M2 12.7mm (.50 caliber) heavy machine gun emplacements throughout.

    Aircraft: 4 x Bell AH-1 SeaCobra attack helicopters
    4 x Bell UH-1 Iroquois transport helicopters
    2 x Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion transport helicopters.
    2 x Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey transport helicopters.
    2 x Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight transport helicopters.

    Global Operators

    United States

    Ships-in-Class (9)

    USS San Antonio (LPD-17); USS New Orleans (LPD-18); USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19); USS Green Bay (LPD-20); USS New York (LPD-21); USS San Diego (LPD-22); USS Anchorage (LPD-23); USS Arlington (LPD-24); USS Somerset (LPD-25)