Monday, November 2, 2009

USS New York arrives in Manhattan

UPDATE: The Commissioning of PCU New York will take place on November 7th, 2009 at the Intrepid Museum Pier 88 South, Pier 86 North NYC, NY, 10036, USA.

(click link below for more info)
http://www.ussnewyork.com/ussny_commissioning.html

November 2, 2009. The USS New York, an amphibious assault ship built with steel from the World Trade Center, was to herald its arrival at the site of the 2001 terrorist attack with a 21-gun salute as she paused across from the WTC and headed up river to Pier 88. Not so sure we heard 21...maybe only 3....but it was still a meaningful and impressive morning.

Tightened things up so video is just under 10 minutes now and posted at You Tube




(At Daily Motion is the 11:46 sec version, Be sure to watch in HQ when you click menu on video screen)



A few pictures are posted taken from still frames in video.



USS New York (52)

A few pictures of the crowd as it was breaking up:

1 comment:

nygoe said...

Excellent video!

A twenty one gun salute is generally doen in three volleys of seven shots, so you would hear three blasts although 21 shots were actually fired.