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The USS New York
13 October 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

The USS New York

On a foggy morning sailors and Marines line the deck of the USS New York as it sails on its maiden voyage from the shipyard where it was built in Avondale, Louisiana. The ship contains 7 1/2 tons of steel from the twin towers of the World Trade Center and is named in memory of the over 3,000 persons who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorists attack. The two stacks resemble the twin towers.
It will be based in Norfolk, Virginia and when needed in battle, will carry Marine landing crafts and aircrafts.
Thousands of Louisiana residents lined the levees and the banks of the Mississippi River waving American flags as a tribute.

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petesie16-Oct-2009 13:45
Another memorable image.....
laine15-Oct-2009 16:15
A sad but great looks superb.
Neal Nye15-Oct-2009 11:17
Maybe not as dramatic as the one in the sunshine, but more clearly showing the details, especially the two towers. A fine shot!
sandy barbour15-Oct-2009 02:43
Terrific shot Coleen, thanks for the information too!
A J Adams15-Oct-2009 00:54
Very nicely done Coleen.
Bill Ewart Jr14-Oct-2009 23:23
brings tears to my eyes....this is amazing.
Cindi Smith14-Oct-2009 21:21
Fantastic!!!!!!!!! I'm standing up and saluting.
jypsee14-Oct-2009 20:56
Fabulous!! thanks for posting this. Here's some information about this ship, a San Antonio class LPD (amphibious transport dock). My ex was an amphib sailor and served aboard the USS Coronado LPD 11 (now out of commission).
Clayton Parsons14-Oct-2009 20:37
Great shot Coleen. As a Navy Veteran, I really appreciate this one. V
LynnH14-Oct-2009 19:11
Beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I bet it felt wonderful to stand and watch her go by!
Zak14-Oct-2009 17:51
a future visitor to see us? hope so!
coaster14-Oct-2009 15:05
Good capture and thanks for the information!
Shayne14-Oct-2009 14:59
Another great shot of a beautiful new lady!!
Ed Goodnight14-Oct-2009 14:18
The next best thing to being there is seeing your images Coleen