Category Archives: USS NEW YORK & Sister Ships

Doing her duty

By James Green – Special to The Garden Island SAN DIEGO – A 2003 Kauai High School graduate and Lihue native is serving aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25), one of the world’s most modern, networked, survivable, and transformational platforms. Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Doliente is a interior communications electrician aboard the San Diego-based ship, a San Antonio-class amphibious […]

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USS New York back in Mayport after mission to capture Benghazi suspect

The USS New York arrived at Mayport Naval Station, the new home port for the state of the art amphibious transport dock that is part of an amphibious readiness group to be stationed in Jacksonville.

By Clifford Davis Florida Times-Union After transporting the suspected terrorist behind the September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, the USS New York is now back at Mayport Naval Station. Ahmed Abu Khattala was flown off the New York to Washington on Saturday and was arraigned […]

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USS New York, carrying a Benghazi suspect, has gone dark

An overhead view of the USS New York. (Defense Department)

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff Washington Post Where is the USS New York? At 684 feet long and displacing over 24,900 tons, the Mayport, Fla.-based San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is no smart car of the seas. Yet the vessel has gone “dark” for more than a week now. The low profile might have something to do with […]

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