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Navy Secretary Grants Governor's Request to Honor New York

Governor George E. the terrorist attacks. This new class of ship is currently under construction with the first to be commissioned in the spring of 2003. The amphibious transports will be used to transport and land Marines, their equipment and supplies by embarked landing craft or amphibious vehicles augmented by helicopters in amphibious assault. most survivable amphibious ship ever put to sea. word of Secretary England's decision in a phone call Wednesday evening. said. The Governor recently wrote a letter to Secretary England requesting that the Navy revive the name USS New York in honor of September 11's victims and to give it a surface warship involved in the war on terror. a surface ship.

USS New York Commissioning Committee Web Site Is Launched

The USS New York Commissioning Committee announced the launch of the official USS New York Commissioning Committee Web site at http://www.USSNY.org. The Web site is the official authority on all information and events related to the commissioning of USS New York (LPD21), a new U.S. Navy ship currently completing construction in . The ship, containing more than seven tons of steel from the fallen , is expected to be commissioned in in the fall of 2009. Visitors to the Web site will be able to learn about the mission and history of the ship, keep abreast of upcoming commissioning events, donate to the USS New York Commissioning Committee and Foundation and purchase official and exclusive commemorative items and collectables.

SS New York Arrives in NYC to Commemorate 9/11

Crew members aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) man the rails and present honors while passing The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as the ship arrives in Manhattan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton/Released)

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Sept. 6 that amphibious transport dock ship USS New York will participate in numerous events throughout the city honoring the victims and responders from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Additionally, 170 members of the 9/11 Families Association, which includes families of victims and first responders, embarked USS New York for the transit from Norfolk, Va., to New York Harbor. "I am grateful…

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 08

From the Navy News Service 1862 - A Union joint amphibious force captures Roanoke Island, N.C., opening the entire North Carolina coast to the Federals. 1890 - USS Omaha Sailors and Marines assist the city of Hodogary, Japan, in subduing a large fire. 1974 - Three Skylab III astronauts are recovered by USS New Orleans (LPH 11) in the Pacific Ocean about 150 miles west of San Diego. 1991 - Battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) is decommissioned at Long Beach, Calif.

WTC Steel Sent to Northrop Grumman Shipyard

Steel salvaged from the World Trade Center is headed to the Ingalls Shipyard in Mississippi. The steel was removed Friday from the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, N.Y. and will be used in the USS New York. The structural steel, weighing about 20 to 30 tons, will be melted down and used to configure the leading edge of the ship’s bow according to a Northrop Grumman spokesman. The USS New York will be the fifth of the 12 amphibious assault ships in the San Antonio class and is expected to enter service in 2007.

Assoc. for the Blind Supplies USS New York

The Louisiana Association for the Blind (LAB) announced it has supplied the more than 10,000 square feet of SKILCRAFT (R)/3M Safety Walk (TM) Slip Resistant Material for the USS New York (LPD 21), an amphibious transport dock ship built and delivered by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding – Gulf Coast's Avondale shipyard. Through the Ability One Program, LAB is able to provide quality employment to the visually impaired and currently employs 125 people, 42 of those who are blind. LAB's Safety Walk (TM) Department, which consists of six blind and three sighted employees, has played a significant role in manufacturing and supplying the Safety Walk (TM) material for the ship.

First Ship Set to Enter BAE Systems’ New Dry Dock

Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Systems will dock the first ship in its new floating dry dock, Pride of California, on Thursday, February 23. The docking of the San Diego-based amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is expected to take up to five hours. The docking was originally planned for Wednesday, February 22, but was pushed back due to high wind conditions in San Diego. At 950 feet long and capable of lifting 55,000 long tons, BAE Systems’ new Pride of California dry dock is the largest floating dry dock in California.

USS New Hampshire Goes for Maintenance

Image: The USS New Hampshire Community Commissioning Committee

The Virginia-class  nuclear-powered attack submarine USS New Hampshire has arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) for maintenance work, AP reported. It is the fifth Virginia-class submarine and the third U.S. Navy ship to be named in honor of the state of New Hampshire. USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) will complete scheduled maintenance work and several system upgrades while in the Shipyard. New Hampshire is the first Virginia-class major maintenance availability for the shipyard since completing the inaugural availability on USS Virginia (SSN 774) in 2012.

Crowley's Sea Victory To Perform Tow

The Crowley Marine Services' tug, Sea Victory will tow the USS New Jersey from Bremerton, Wash. to Philadelphia via the Panama Canal on September 12. The most decorated battleship in U.S. history, having earned 16 battle stars, the tug towed the former USS Missouri to Pearl Harbor last year. Most recently though was the tug's tow of the aircraft carrier the former USS Oriskany on a 15,000 mile journey around South America from Vallejo, Calif to Beaumont, Texas. Towing the 887 ft. (270 m), USS New Jersey at a speed of about 6 knots, the 149 ft. (45.4 m), 7,200-hp Sea Victory is one of the three Crowley tugs of this class. Designed to operate in immense adverse conditions, the tug is suited for ocean towing with a fuel capacity of about 200,000 gallons.

BAE Systems Receives $11m Contract

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), the first in its class, gets assistance from a tugboat as it prepared to moor at its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. in 2006. BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for work on two LPD-17 San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships, USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The three-year contract, with an initial value of $11.3 million, is for fitting out availability (FOA) and post shakedown availability (PSA) work on both ships from 2007-2009. Work on the USS New Orleans FOA, is tentatively scheduled to begin in May.

This Day in Naval History - February 8th

From the Navy News Service:   1862 - A Union joint amphibious force captures Roanoke Island, N.C., opening the entire North Carolina coast to the Federals. 1890 - USS Omaha Sailors and Marines assist the city of Hodogary, Japan, in subduing a large fire. 1974 - Three Skylab III astronauts are recovered by USS New Orleans (LPH 11) in the Pacific Ocean about 150 miles west of San Diego. 1991 - Battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) is decommissioned at Long Beach, Calif.   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.  

$52m for Maintenance Work on USS New Mexico

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.8 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine USS New Mexico (SSN-779). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.  The PSA, which will comprise maintenance, repairs, alterations and testing, will be performed in and is expected to begin this month. Up to 450 employees will be engaged in the work, which is scheduled for completion by July 2011. USS New Mexico is the sixth ship of the Virginia Class of submarines. Electric Boat and its construction teammate, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, have received contracts to produce a total of 18 Virginia-class submarines. Thirty ships are planned altogether. www.generaldynamics.com  

USS New Hampshire Joins Fleet

USS New Hampshire (SSN 778), the Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine and the fifth of the Virginia-class, was brought to life Oct. 25 during a commissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Cheryl McGuinness served as the ship's sponsor, and gave the order to man the ship. McGuinness is the widow of Lt. Cmdr. Thomas McGuinness, a veteran Navy pilot and a co-pilot on American Airlines Flight 11 that was flown into the of the by terrorists Sept. 11, 2001. More than 3,500 guests, including the crew's family and friends, submarine veterans and shipyard workers, attended the ceremony welcoming the submarine as the fourth naval vessel to be named .

US Navy Submarine to be Named USS New Jersey

Image: US Navy

The U.S. Navy's next Virginia-class attack submarine will bear the name USS New Jersey, says AP reports. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony over the weekend in Jersey City, New Jersey, to announce that SSN 796, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS New Jersey. The vessel itself will be seaworthy by 2021, Mabus estimated. It is a nuclear-powered vessel that will never need refueling and should serve in the fleet for 40 years, Mabus said.

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Commemorate Keel Laying For USS New Orleans

(NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector. Louisiana's largest city and to honor one of the world's major ports. Orleans. Nagin, the principal speaker for the traditional Navy ceremony. Coulon. beginning of a ship's construction. as well as initial prefabrication work. Southeast Louisiana," said U.S. Rep. Congressional District. expected lifetime in the fleet. and our nation," said Mitchell B. Secretary of the Navy (Ships). world. ship," said Dr. Philip A. president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector. international terrorists wherever they lurk and wherever they hide. and land elements of a U.S. amphibious warfare mission. transport up to 700 Marines. 113- and LDT 1179-classes of amphibious ships. part of our sea base," said Lt. Gen. Dennis M.

This Day in Naval History – March 23

1815 - USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin in battle lasting 22 minutes 1882 - SECNAV Hunt issues General Order No. 292 creating Office of Naval Intelligence. 1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive 1945 - Carriers begin pre-assault strikes on Okinawa, kamikaze attacks follow 1958 - First launching of simulated Polaris missile from submerged tactical launcher facility off CA. 1965 - LCDR John W. Young, USN, Pilot of Gemini 3 completed 3 orbits in 4 hours., 53 minutes at an altitude of 224 km. Recovery was by helicopters from USS Intrepid (CVS-11). (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval News History - March 23

1815 - USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin in battle lasting 22 minutes   1882 - SECNAV Hunt issues General Order No. 292 creating Office of Naval Intelligence.   1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive   1945 - Carriers begin pre-assault strikes on Okinawa, kamikaze attacks follow   1958 - First launching of simulated Polaris missile from submerged tactical launcher facility off CA.   1965 - LCDR John W. Young, USN, Pilot of Gemini 3 completed 3 orbits in 4 hours., 53 minutes at an altitude of 224 km. Recovery was by helicopters from USS Intrepid (CVS-11).   (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – March 22

1815 - USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin in battle lasting 22 minutes 1882 - SECNAV Hunt issues General Order No. 292 creating Office of Naval Intelligence. 1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive 1945 - Carriers begin pre-assault strikes on Okinawa, kamikaze attacks follow 1958 - First launching of simulated Polaris missile from submerged tactical launcher facility off CA. 1965 - LCDR John W. Young, USN, Pilot of Gemini 3 completed 3 orbits in 4 hours., 53 minutes at an altitude of 224 km. Recovery was by helicopters from USS Intrepid (CVS-11). (Source: Navy News Service)  

WTC Steel Becomes Part of Bow for USS New York

On September 9, 2003, remnant steel from the World Trade Center twin towers will be cast into the future USS New York amphibious transport dock ship, LPD 21. The ship is named for the state of New York and recognizes the courage and commitment of New Yorkers during the 9/11 tragedy. Amite Foundry and Machine in Amite, LA, a subcontractor to the shipbuilder Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, will perform the casting. Thousands of pounds of steel transported from the debris field in Staten Island, NY, will be melted down and poured into the bow stem cast of New York. As part of the bow, the stem and WTC steel will always be the first part of the ship to sail into future 21st Century expeditionary warfare missions.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 10

1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB-34). 1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) makes initial U.S. submarine attack on Japanese ship. 1952 - Strike by aircraft from Task Force 77 destroys munitions factory and rail facilities near Rashin, North Korea

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 23

USS Stewart (DD-13). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 23 1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive 1918 - USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France 1945 - In only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo 1956 - Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air) For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 9

1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB-34). 1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) makes initial U.S. submarine attack on Japanese ship. 1952 - Strike by aircraft from Task Force 77 destroys munitions factory and rail facilities near Rashin, North Korea (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 9

1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB-34). 1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) makes initial U.S. submarine attack on Japanese ship. 1952 - Strike by aircraft from Task Force 77 destroys munitions factory and rail facilities near Rashin, North Korea (Source: Navy News Service)

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