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NEW ORLEANS (March 5, 2007) -- Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, 2007. Throughout the week, New Orleans residents and visitors will be offered a unique look at the second San Antonio-class ship. The San Antonio-class will functionally replace more than 41 ships (LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships) and provide the Navy and Marine Corps with modern sea-based platforms. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kurt Eischen (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 5, 2007
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kurt Eischen
Caption Writer
NVNS staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LPD 18
Other Visible Equipment
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Tail Code
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