USS New York Enters New York Harbour Ahead of Commissioning

3 November 2009 (Last Updated November 3rd, 2009 18:30)

USS New York, built with 7.5t of steel from the World Trade Center site, has sailed into New York harbour ahead of its commissioning on 7 November 2009. The San Antonio Class LPD warship will carry sea-based platforms, including the V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft, three types of helico

USS New York, built with 7.5t of steel from the World Trade Center site, has sailed into New York harbour ahead of its commissioning on 7 November 2009.

The San Antonio Class LPD warship will carry sea-based platforms, including the V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft, three types of helicopters, 14 expeditionary fighting vehicles and several air-cushioned landing craft.

The $1bn vessel set off from Virginia with a crew of 360 members and delivered a 21-gun salute near Ground Zero.

The ship was christened at Northrop Grumman's Avondale shipyard on 1 March 2008. The keel for the ship was laid in August 2004.