November 2, 2009
USS New York arrives in New York City
LPD 21 arrived in New York City on Nov. 1 as PCU (precommissioning unit) New York. After the commissioning ceremony on Nov. 4 the ship--built with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow--will officially become USS New York.
While LPD 21 has hosted a number of dignitaries, there will be several opportunities for the general public to tour the ship when she is docked at Pier 88 at 12th Avenue and West 48th Street, directly next to the USS Intrepid. There will also be special opportunities for NYFD, NYPD and 9/11 family members to viit the ship.