1/350 Trumpeter USS New York LPD-21
Plastic Model Kit - Requires Glue and Assembly
USS New York (LPD-21) is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named after the state of New York. New York was christened on 1 March 2008, in a ceremony at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans. Dotty England, the ship's sponsor, smashed the traditional champagne bottle on the ship's bow and christened the ship New York. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including Louisiana Congressman William J. Jefferson, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England, members of the New York City Police Department and the New York City Fire Department, and family members of 11 September victims. The champagne bottle did not break the first time it was struck against the hull of the ship, but the second attempt was successful. The ship was delivered to the Navy on August 21, 2009, at New Orleans. She set sail for Norfolk, Virginia, on 13 October 2009. On November 2, 2009, the ship passed the World Trade Center site for the first time and gave the site a 21-gun salute.
On June 10, 2012, the ship was deployed for the first time to the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf region. She deployed with Marines from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and returned in December 2012 along with the USS Iwo Jima and the USS Gunston Hall with Marines from the same unit attached to all three ships. In late 2013, the New York shifted homeport from Norfolk to Naval Station Mayport in Florida, as part of the Iwo Jima ARG move. In June 2014, the ship was used to transport Ahmed Abu Khattala, suspected mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, back to the United States. In September 2017, the New York arrived off the Florida coast for Hurricane Irma relief, 16 years to the day after the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks.
- 760+ Parts
Metal Chain & Photo Etched Parts included
Total of 29 sprues, hull, deck and stand
The Hull is a one-piece part with the exception of the bulbous nose
Detailed Flight Deck, Hangar Deck and Well Deck：
US Marine Assault Vehicles: AAV-7×2, LCAC Hovercraft×2 and LCU Landing Craft×1
Aircraft and Helicopters: CH-46E