USS New York

These images were taken on October 13, 2009 as the USS New York left Avondale Shipyards and rounded the Mississippi River's bend at the Old Carrollton/Riverbend neighborhood of New Orleans.

The New York was under construction in New Orleans at the time of Hurricane Katrina in 2005; 6.8 tons of the steel used in the ship's construction came from the rubble of the World Trade Center.