Category Archives: USS NEW YORK & Sister Ships

The year in business: Last Navy ship departs from Avondale

Jed Lipinski, The Times-Picayune The last Navy warship to be built at Avondale, known as the Somerset, departed the West Jefferson shipyard on Feb. 3 and joined a Navy fleet two months later in a commissioning ceremony in Philadelphia. The departure was deeply symbolic for the troubled shipyard, whose workforce has plummeted from around 5,000 […]

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Aboard the USS Somerset, daily inspiration from Flight 93

By Walter G. Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Any Navy crew has pride in its ship, but there is a special sense of pride and duty among the crew of the USS Somerset. This feeling is even stronger for the Pennsylvanians on board. The Somerset is the third of the three San Antonio Class LPDs — the […]

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USS Iwo Jima, USS New York deploy from Naval Station Mayport

By Lorena Inclán, WJAX To see a video featuring sailors and families, please click here. DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — After only four months at home the USS Iwo Jima and the USS New York are getting ready to leave on a seven-month deployment from Naval Station Mayport. The task while out to sea won’t be easy […]

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