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USS New York Calls in New York for Veterans Day – Are the San Antonio Class Problems Fixed?

The USS New York called in New York harbor over the weekend to help celebrate Veteran’s Week.  The ship is the fifth of the San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships.  The ship’s bow includes 7.5 tonnes of salvaged steel from … Continue reading

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New York/New Jersey & Super-storm Sandy – Disaster from the Sea & Relief from the Sea

The super-storm Sandy swept in from the Atlantic on Monday night, leaving millions without power, destroying thousands of homes, killing scores and dramatically rearranging the landscape of the Jersey shore. Many New York subways went underwater. Fuel supplies are extremely … Continue reading

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Mine-Detecting Dolphins and USS Ponce, Commando “Mothership” in Persian Gulf?

As Iranian saber-rattling raises tensions around the Straits of Hormuz, the US Navy has cancelled plans to decommission the 40 year old USS Ponce (LPD-15), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship.  Instead the ship is reported to be being refitted to operate as a “mothership” … Continue reading

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USS New York – Bad Welding and Failed Bearings

In November we posted about the USS New York’s commissioning in its namesake city.  The new  amphibious transport dock ship, the fifth of the San Antonio-class, was built with seven and a half tons of steel from the rubble of the … Continue reading

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