Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

USS New York leaves Norfolk for new Fla. homeport

Dec. 4, 2013 - 01:13PM   |  
  • Filed Under

NORFOLK, VA. — The USS New York is on its way to a new homeport in Florida.

The amphibious transport dock ship left Norfolk Naval Station on Wednesday. It’s scheduled to arrive at Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday.

The New York’s commanding officer, Capt. Jon Kreitz, told The Virginian-Pilot that the move is bittersweet for many crew members.

Kreitz says many have spent large parts of their careers in Hampton Roads. But they’re also excited to go to Mayport.

The New York’s cargo includes more than 201 crewmembers’ personal vehicles.

The ship is the first of three Hampton Roads-based ships that the Navy is moving to Mayport. The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima and the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry will move to Mayport in 2014.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Navy Times

This Week's Navy Times

Boosted bonuses
New rules raise payout ceiling to $100K

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
   Last Post: garhkal
        Apr 15, 2014 4:55 PM
   Last Post: Shaken1976
        Apr 15, 2014 5:13 PM
   Last Post: MACHINE666
        Apr 6, 2014 4:23 PM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook