New York Returns From Acceptance Trials

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built (NYSE:NOC) amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21) returned to the company's Avondale shipyard in New Orleans July 23 flying three brooms signifying a successful U.S. Navy Acceptance Trials. The ship is the fifth in the San Antonio-class series that the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding sector is building across the Gulf Coast.

"This was an exceptional sea trial. We followed our planned schedule of events and executed very well," said Richard Schenk, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding vice president, Tests and Trials. "The ship's fit and finish is excellent, a true tribute to our shipbuilders' hard work, and LPD 21 most definitely proved her worth. The teamwork between Northrop Grumman and the customer created this opportunity for success."

New York (LPD 21) demonstrated a variety of systems including main propulsion, engineering and ship control systems, combat systems, damage control, food service and crew support. Among additional acceptance trial highlights, the ship completed a full power run, self defense detect-to-engage exercises, steering, and anchor handling demonstrations. The ballasting and deballasting tests, during which the ship's well-deck is flooded for future launching of landing craft air-cushion vessels and expeditionary fighting vehicles, were performed in an outstanding manner, with the ballast system test setting a new LPD ship record for time to ballast down.

"The completion of acceptance trials is a major step towards bringing New York into the fleet," said Capt. Bill Galinis, the LPD 17-class program manager for the Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO Ships). "This week, four out of five San Antonio-class ships were underway at the same time. There's really no better indication that we're delivering urgently needed assets to our warfighters."

The bow stem of New York contains 7.5 tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center and the ship is named in honor of the victims and heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The future USS New York is scheduled for commissioning in New York City on Nov. 7, 2009.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Vessels

U.S. Marshalls Ordered to Seize Kurdish Oil Cargo off Texas

Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA: Purchase of own shares

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard AKPS), a leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market, has on July 25, 2014 purchased 1,

Danaos Corporation 2Q and 1H 2014 Results

Danaos Corporation ("Danaos") (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the period ended June 30, 2014.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0605 sec (17 req/sec)