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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2009) -- The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) navigates off the coast of Long Island prior to her arrival in New York City. At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, the yet-to-be commissioned ship will come to a halt in the Hudson River. There, opposite the former World Trade Center site, the future USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) will dip her colors, fire a 21-gun salute to the people of her namesake city and state, and proceed to Pier 88 to be formally inducted into the Fleet at a shipboard ceremony on Nov. 7.The New York Has 7.5 tons of World Trade Center Steel in the bow. The ship's motto is "Strength Forged through Sacrifice. Never Forget." U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Corey Lewis (Released)

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Photo Date
Nov. 1, 2009
Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Corey Lewis
Caption Writer
Christopher J. Madden
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LPD 21
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