I want to share a few photos with you of USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17) as she’s steaming alongside USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) in the Virginia Capes operating area to complete the second half of her extensive sea trials period. She's focusing on shiphandling drills, combat systems testing, and increasing crew proficiency. Her crew is working hard and making steady progress towards our goal of returning her to unrestricted operations with the Fleet. These ships have immense capabilities that bring great flexibility and depth to the Navy-Marine Corps team.
All the best, JCHjr
Atlantic Ocean (June 09, 2011) USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USS New York (LPD 21) steam alongside while operating together in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia. San Antonio conducted shiphandling drills with New York during San Antonio's second phase of sea trials, which is primarily focused on combat systems testing and developing crew proficiency. (US Navy Photos by MC1 (SW/AW) Edwin F. Bryan)