Staff Writer (Updated: 5/22/2016):
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.